“The crown jewel of the Icelandic burlesque scene”, Maria Callista is a force of nature that will make you feel the earth move! This Icelandic temptress is known for sizzling bump, grind and shimmies mixed with humour, elegance and vintage glamour. Hailed as Iceland’s queen of classic burlesque, Maria has a wide range of acts that tease and tantalize.
Maria has been performing on stage since 2002, both nationally and internationally. Before entering burlesque she was a belly dancer and while living and performing in London in 2005-2008 she was introduced to burlesque. After moving back to Iceland she began performing with troupes and in 2017 she took the newborn Reykjavik burlesque scene by storm!
Maria Callista has graced the stage at some of Iceland renowned burlesque shows and events, such as Reykjavik Kabarett, Búkalú and Reykjavik Fringe Festival. In 2019 she had the honour of performing at Dublin Burlesque Festival. She is the co-producer of burlesque ensemble Dömur og herra (Ladies and a Gentleman) who made their international debut at Brighton Fringe Festival in 2019. Maria is also a member of burlesque group Túttífrútturnar (The Tutti Frutties).