Carmella Mori

This burnt sugar babe of burlesque, known for her high-energy, athletic entertainment, performs and produces in Des Moines, IA. With a lifetime of entertainment in her pocket and under the mentorship of Leo LaFlash and Mae the Force, Carmella made her burlesque debut at xBk Live alongside the 2021 graduating class of the FlashForce University. Soon thereafter, she founded Live Mori Productions, providing a stage for local and traveling burlesque talent at unique venues from intimate, interactive experiences to large weekend-long events. In addition to these productions, Carmella Mori founded a classic-inspired burlesque troupe, Cabaret Luster, showcasing high-end solo and group performances at ticketed and private celebrations. Carmella saw a chance to elevate adult entertainment in Des Moines, driven to demolish the myth of the "starving artist" with little opportunities outside of the typical big city. She prides herself on diversifying the scene with special guests, crossing bridges between burlesque, drag, and variety arts and paying just as much attention to the little things as the big picture. Audiences in Des Moines are sure to remember Live Mori Productions as unlike any other.

Lavender B. Sainte

Lavender B. Sainte relies on her background as a personal assistant alongside her love for the arts to help build Des Moines' burlesque community. She fell in love with the burlesque arts, attending as many shows as she could, eventually working as a kitten before debuting as a self-taught performer herself. In 2022, Lavender joined Live Mori Productions as the Production Coordinator, navigating the set up and striking of venues, handling day-of responsibilities for cast, crew, and security as well as facilitating collaborations with other local businesses for door prizes, donations, and VIP gifts. Lavender's keen attention to details ensures a fun and safe environment for those on, off, and behind the stage at all Live Mori Productions.