New York based Pop Cabaret musician MIRA STROIKA has developed a multigenerational following thanks to her unique sonic stamp and undeniable vocal prowess, which has been compared to the likes of Florence Welch, Tori Amos, Edith Piaf and Bette Midler. Armed with an explosive, deeply soulful voice, Stroika offers up songs on subjects like reality TV, UFO's and mortality. A self-taught accordionist and classically trained pianist, Stroika's highly theatrical performances fuse European cabaret, folk, punk and soul influences placing Stroika in a category all her own. Stroika sings in over half a dozen languages including English, French, Russian and Yiddish.
Stroika has collaborated with Grammy Award winning artists and toured internationally. She has performed as a soloist for Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and the ambassadors of the U.N. General Assembly. Stroika has made appearances at Lincoln Center, New York Fashion Week, Joe's Pub, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Symphony Space, City Winery, Galapagos Art Space, CMJ, The Knitting Factory, Highline Ballroom, Zipper Factory, The Bitter End, Bowery Electric, Drom, Mehanata, National Arts Club, The Living Room, Manhattan Cocktail Gala, Shanghai Mermaid, The Danger and Lee Chappell's Cafe Panache. Stroika has also held a residency with underground theatrical sensation Sleep No More.
Stroika received her undergraduate degree from Yale where she studied composition, video art, playwriting, acting and music & technology. She also holds a master degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.