Kissed for the last time

We're sad to announce the departure of our beautiful and talented Creative Director, Kiss Me Kate. Trading one slightly windy city for another, Kiss Me Kate has moved from her home in the Bay Area to build a fresh start up in the northern regions of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She leaves San Francisco a legacy of glamorous performances and costumes, unstoppable showgirl power, and unwavering professionalism. She'll now be sharing her talents and grace with the lucky folks of MN.  It was a pleasure to work with her and we wish her all the luck in the world in her new endeavors. We'll sure miss her around here. As they say in France..."Merde!"

Learn a bit more about Kiss Me Kate:

Classic burlesque beauty Kiss Me Kate has been a vital part of the Bay Area burlesque community for the last five years. From a very young age she could be found performing in musicals, plays, and even the occasional opera. Kate combines her love of the stage with a passion for old-school Hollywood glamour to create unique acts designed to honor the pioneers of burlesque.

Kiss Me Kate radiant in Midnight in Paris

Kiss Me Kate radiant in Midnight in Paris

Her burlesque festival resume includes: 2013 Southwest Burlesque Festival (solo performer), 2013 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival (solo performer), 2012 Toronto Burlesque Festival (special guest performer), 2012 Kansas City Burlesque Festival (opening night headliner), 2012 Tease-O-Rama (troupe performance with Hubba Hubba Revue), 2012 Southwest Burlesque Showcase (solo performer), 2010 New Orleans Burlesque Festival (solo performer), 2010 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend (Thursday Showcase, solo performer), 2009 Texas Burlesque Festival (solo performer), 2008 San Francisco Tease-O-Rama (troupe performance with Burlesqueteers)

In the past, Kiss Me Kate has been a core contributor — both on stage and off — to San Francisco’s Hubba Hubba Revue, voted one of the top burlesque shows in the world by the Travel Channel. In 2009, she won a coveted role as stage kitten for the Burlesque Hall of Fame's Legends Reunion show, assisting the likes of  BHOF curator Dixie Evans, burlesque magician Dusty Summers, neo-burlesque star Dirty Martini and others. She also produced the stage production for the Electronic Frontier Foundations 25th Anniversary celebration, and has overseen multiple corporate entertainment events.