DIAMOND / Mademoiselle Kiki
Diamond, at the age of 7, made her debut as “Tiger Lily” in a
production of Peter Pan, her fascination with acting, singing
and dancing was sealed forever. After her first trip to Paris at the
age of 15, this fascination transformed itself into all things
French and life hasn’t been the same since.
In Paris, Moana
was awestruck by the excitement, beauty and theatricality she
witnessed in the most sensual city in the world. From café singers
to the Crazy Horse Saloon dancers, life was dazzling and
intoxicating in the most magnificent way.
From these early
experiences there arose a passion for performing that has inspired
her to create her uniquely signature style of performance art.
Through her interpretation of French Cabaret as her alter ego,
Mademoiselle Kiki, she has charmed audiences wherever she performs.
Her art takes form in song, dance, and theater, evoking many a story
of love lost, love gained and love lorned, imparted with joy,
sadness, laughter and seductive elegance.
Moana appears in her Original Cabarets that range from "The Roaring
20's"(perfomed at The Waldorf, in New York) to the heart breaking
songs of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel in an "An Evening of French
Cabaret", to "Babes in Blue" a 30's and 40's blues show with vintage
Duke Ellington and Fats Waller music. She has performed at such
venues as Café du Nord (San Francisco,) Copia: The American Center
for Wine, Food and the Arts (Napa,) The Starlight Room (SF,) the
Great American Music Hall (SF,) Bimbo's (SF,) Marin Theatre Company
(Mill Valley, CA,) Café Society (Napa,) Buckley's Bistro, and,
monthly appearances at 142 Throckmorton Theatre (Mill Valley, CA.)
In addition to
these, she’s also performed at Miami’s Winter Music Conference, and
N.Y.'s Ice House; and, was choreographer to Michael Narada Walden's
"Super Producer Tour" in Japan, featuring Shaunice, Tevin Campbell
and Patti Austen.
dance in New York City at Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham; acting with
the late Wendell Phillips of Actor's Studio fame; and vocal coaching
with Judy Davis and Raz Kennedy.