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Deep in the basement of New York’s Paramount Hotel is a mythical place, closed to the public for several decades: The Diamond Horseshoe. Reopened on New Year’s Eve 2013, the legendary supperclub is now home to Queen of the Night, an immersive theatre experience, with circus elements directed by 7 doigts co-founder Shana Carroll. The show is a fusion of performance, music, circus, cuisine, and design that welcomes the audience into a wholly interactive entertainment experience. Gala attire suggested!

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Note that due to alcohol restrictions, The Diamond Horseshoe can only accept spectators age 21+.

The Artists
  • Erika Nguyen

    Born and raised in Eastern Canada, Erika Nguyen is a young circus artist who recently completed the professional program at the National circus school in Montreal. Since the age of eight, she has been practicing different styles of dance and explored her acting methods by learning the art of clowning.
    Erika wants to innovate in her main discipline, aerial hoop, by merging her keen sense of movement and the grace of aerial feats.
    In the future, she wishes to participate in many artistic collaborations.

  • Maude Parent

  • Emilie Desvergne

    Emily trained at the professional circus school Bathazar (France), and specialized in aerials. (Trapeze, tissu and aerial rope).
    She worked with different companies. Street Company Entr’Act (France), Cirque Starlight (Switzerland), Les 7 doigts de la main (Canada). She even created her own company, “Lés DésAxés” with Julien Silliau, and a first show intitlled"A corps perdus".

  • Kyle Driggs

    Kyle Driggs was born in Philadelphia. He grew up with creative parents and soon discovered, that he too had an artistic stroke. At the age of thirteen he discovered the art of juggling in a toy store. After years of years of invested practice he begun serious circus training at the philadelphia school of circus arts. Two years later he was accepted into the national circus school of Montreal where he continued three more years of training specializing in juggling. In his unique juggling piece, Kyle combines large white rings and a red umbrella to express a series of moments and expressions influenced by japanese culture and aesthetic. Entitled Enso, a japanese word meaning “circle” that is often associated with the ideas of Zen, this act symbolizes a moment in time where the mind is completely free. A blank canvas being drawn upon, a simple brush stroke revealing a perfect circle, the artist’s true Enso. His umbrella becomes an object of calligraphy that designs the space around him and the result is a fine harmony of delicate technique mixed with pure expression.

  • James Gonzalez

    Jimmy grew up traveling between France and Spain. At the age of eight he began to juggle and perform in the street. After many years of practicing on his own he was accepted at the National Circus School of Châtellerault (France), and then continued his studies at the National Circus School of Montreal. Drawn to a multidisciplinary approach to the arts, he hopes to collaborate in diverse creations and experiences.

  • Dimitri Hatton

  • Mason Ames

    Mason moved to Montreal from New Hampshire to train at the National Circus School, specializing in hand to hand. Previous credits include: Cirque Eloize’ s iD, Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis, Circus Smirkus and other productions of 7 Fingers, notably joining them for their participation in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Most recently, Mason spent over a year performing in the Off-Broadway production of Traces and just completed a four month European tour.

  • Valérie Benoit-Charbonneau

    Valérie trained for seven years at Montreal’s National Circus School, specializing in hand to hand and banquine. Previous credits: Eclipse in Shawinigan, Quebec, during two summers while training at the National Circus School; Cirque Eloize’s iD (Korean production); Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis. Valérie also performed in Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and more recently, in the Off-Broadway production of Traces as well as in the four month European tour.

  • Kevin Beverley

    Kevin began dance and gymnastics as a child in the suburbs of Chicago. He danced his way through the Chicago Academy for the Arts High School, spending his free time learning circus. Having discovered a way to combine his passion for dance and acrobatics, he attended the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont, and then entered the National Circus School of Montreal, specializing in dance trapeze and Chinese hoop-diving. A curious and enthusiastic performer, Kevin continues to explore his personal blend of physical languages.


    Isis started dancing at age two. Throughout her childhood, she competed in numerous dance festivals and performed in local musical productions, as well as training as a gymnast. At ten, she was named regional champion in gymnastics. However, it was in duo work, in acrobatic gymnastics and then in circus, that she found her true passion. Several times British champion in both Women’s Pairs and Mixed Pairs, Isis competed internationally with the British national team for three years including the European Championships in 2005 where the team came 3rd. She ran off to circus school at age 18, training in hand to hand acrobatics and banquine with partner Nathan at the Circus Space, London. Performing credits include the ‘Crece’ project in Spain, the Circa Festival in France, Latitude Festival in the UK, a feature Will Young’s music video ‘Jealousy’, modeling for the Online Circus Dictionary, and numerous shows and events across the world.


    Born in Moscow, Russia, Anna was encouraged to explore circus from a young age. After immigrating with her family to Toronto, Canada, Anna’s passion for circus became more serious, and she headed, at the age of 14, to Montreal, leaving her family behind to devote herself to what she discovered to be all at once an accessible art form, a physical and creative outlet, and her place.
    Anna spent six years at the National Circus School of Montreal, developing an approach to her specialty, aerial tissu loop, and acquiring numerous circus skills, including contorsion and hula hoops.
    She has performed in “Dummy” at the German cabaret GOP; the “Eclyps” Show in Shawinigan, Quebec; Canada’s Turbo Fest; in special projects such a music video with Yann Pereau and the Daily Planet TV show on the Discovery Channel; and in special events with Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirque Eloize, Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Fantastic, and many more.

  • Olga kosova

    Originally from Kiev, Olga immigrated at the age of six to the United States. After a promising debut in competitive rhythmic gymnastics, she also was a dancer. She trained on the aerial rope and in Chinese acrobatics with Master Lu Yi at the Circus Center in San Francisco, at the same time performing with Trapeze World, Vau de Vire and New Pickle Circus. Olga then went on to the National Circus School in Montreal. While training there she developed theatricality, dance, music and clowning skills, and perfected a new apparatus, the aerial net.


    Prior to catching and throwing the somersaulting Isis, Nathan spent several years of his youth as British national inline freestyle and speed champion, and in 2006 was ranked 18th in the world for Freestyle Slalom.  At 15, he  began his training as an acrobat, starting with three years with the London Youth Circus and then continuing for another three at the Circus Space. He has performed in shows, events, cabarets, and other projects throughout the world. Most recently, he and Isis participated in the “Crece” project in Spain, a music video with Will Young, the Circa Festival in France, and as models for the Online Circus Dictionary. Nathan also enjoys coaching acrobatics.

  • Julien Silliau

    Julien spent much of his childhood at his mother’s circus school before entering the École de cirque Balthazar in Montpellier then the École Nationale des Arts du Cirque de Rosny-sous-Bois, both in France. During this training he acquired great versatility as both juggler and acrobat, and performed in several events in association with the Acrobacirque circus school, École Nationale de Cirque de France, Festival du Cirque de Demain in Paris. He has also performed in Tunisia and Argentina and was part of a circus company of street performers. Upon enrolling in the National Circus School in Montreal he majored in the German wheel, not only making the discipline his own but bringing a new dynamic to it.

  • Olaf Triebel

    Interested in everything that happens on stage, 10-year-old Olaf joined the youth circus “Quamboni” in his hometown of Hagen, Germany. During his time there he performed a variety of acts, from juggling while walking on a barrel, to sword dancing, to hand to hand, aerial hoop, hula hoop, and flying trapeze. After attending university for a mere three days to study geography and sociology, his circus addiction took hold of him and he decided to move to Canada to study hand balancing at the National Circus School of Montreal. Olaf has since been touring the world, performing with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, Roncalli’s Apollo Variete, Palazzo Colombino, and Spiegelworld’s Absinthe, as well as with several previous productions with Les 7 doigts de la main, including LOFT, TRACES and PSY.

  • Xia Zhengqi

    Daqi, was born in Anshan, China. At age six he joined the ShenyangAcrobatic Troupe. Daqi won the gold medal at the fourth National Acrobatic Competition in China, toured U.S. and Mexico with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and
    was 2001/2005 gold medalist at the Festival Cirque de Demain. From 2006-2010 Daqi performed in Cirque Du Soleil’s Dralion and from 2011 to 2013 on Traces (Les 7 doigts de la main)

“Divine Decadence.”

Time Out New York

“New Yorks Hottest Nightlife Event.”

New York

“A Memorable and Singular Good Time.”

Vanity Fair

“Queen Of The Night is not just a show or a show with a meal. It’s a whole night! A night you’ll never forget!”

Perez Hilton

“The gripping production fused loud rock, electronic and hip-hop music with circus, cabaret and modern dance elements and Thom Browne-designed costumes.”

The Wall Street Journal

“The immersive, wild “Queen” show included a writhing naked woman, eyedroppers of olive juice squirted into guests’ mouths, an arty torture chamber, acrobats hanging from the ceiling, and a menu including whole pigs and lobsters served in bird cages.”

New York Post