New York based Pop Cabaret artist MIRA STROIKA has developed a multigenerational following from the ground up thanks to her unique musical vision and undeniable vocal prowess, which has been compared to the likes of Adele, Edith Piaf and Janis Joplin. Armed with an explosive, deeply soulful and timeless voice, as well as a flirtatious wit and riveting stage presence, Stroika offers up infectious pop songwriting on subjects as far ranging as Reality TV, UFO's and mortality. A self-taught accordionist and classically trained pianist, Stroika's highly theatrical performances thrill audiences with her distinct sound that offers up European cabaret, punk, and folk influences reimagined into a fresh pop sound placing Stroika in a category all her own.
Stroika is multi-lingual and sings in over half a dozen languages including French, Russian and Yiddish.
Stroika's band consists of some of New York's most virtuosic players and she has collaborated with Grammy Award winning artists and toured internationally. Stroika has had the honor to perform as a soloist for Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and the ambassadors of the U.N. General Assembly. She has also made appearances at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, headlining 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, Lee Chappell's Cafe Panache, New York Fashion Week and a residency with underground theatrical sensation Sleep No More.
The daughter of immigrants, Stroika graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and holds a masters from Tisch.