The road is long which led Ariana Savalas from attending a Catholic convent school, to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art studying Shakespeare in London, to the burlesque theater and gaining international fame as one of the founding members of vintage phenomenon, Postmodern Jukebox. Her collaborations with Postmodern Jukebox, timeless in a way that parallels her own original music, have garnered hundreds of millions of views and repeatedly reached #1 on the iTunes charts. She’s traveled the world on tour, from Vienna to Singapore, performing for thousands in renowned venues such as Radio City Music Hall, The Greek Theater, and the O2 in London.
A singer, songwriter, dancer, and multi-instrumentalist, the PMJ princess has solidified herself as the musical burlesque queen and the mistress of the modern Moulin Rouge. Now, with the release of her first major studio album, The Dead Dance, Ariana delves even further into the alternative and avant garde depths of her artistry. The wonderful collection of profound, mysterious, mischievous, and somehow erotic songs on her record seems to build its own little world, reminiscent of the art-pop stars in the days of Annie Lennox and David Bowie while simultaneously harkening to the dark, mystical world of the Weimar German Cabarets and Parisian Burlesques which formed Savalas’ life and career.