Kaila Prins, also known as burlesque dancer DeeDee Queen, is a drag queen trapped in a cis-woman’s body — a performing woman who is performing “woman.” She is a burlesque, pole, and drag artist who teaches burlesque and storytelling and co-produces Curtains Cabaret, a theatrical burlesque company in Redwood City. She recently developed and produced a feminist one-woman burlesque show, which she workshopped at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City and premiered in Redwood City. (She will be reviving the show in San Francisco in 2018.) She teaches theatre in San Jose and will be performing in several musicals in 2018.
Kaila has been seen at the California Burlypicks (2016/17), Hawaii Burlesque Festival (2016/17), Vermont Burlesque Festival (2017), Great Burlesque Expo (2017), Freezing Tassel in Alaska (2017), Philadelphia Burlesque Festival (2017), Hollywood Burlesque Festival (2017), Oregon Burlesque Festival (2017), Hawaii Burlesque Festival (2017), and the Amsterdam Burlesque Awards (2017).
Performing Woman (personal brand)
Silicon Valley Burlesque (business)
Bump and grind your way to body positivity in this all-levels burlesque class, where you’ll learn the fundamentals of striptease and classic burlesque dance. In each class, you’ll learn different skills through choreography while learning how to take it all off (well, maybe not all!).
Whether you want to become a performer or just want to feel good in the skin you’re in, this all-levels class will show you how to shake your jiggly bits and show off your assets like a pro. Burlesque fundamentals may include: bumps, grinds, shimmies, shakes, striptease, basic chair work, floor work, prop work, tassel twirling, and more.