Photo by Heather Schofner
Chicago, IL | St. Louis, MO
JEEZ LOUEEZ is…
“The Powerhouse of the Midwest” and “The Honey Badger of Burlesque”!
JEEZ LOUEEZ is an award-winning performer known as The Honey Badger of Burlesque! A lethal combination of drama, hilarity, and killer kinetics, Jeez Loueez is a powerhouse that’s taken stages across the country by storm. Whether donning a mohawk and her patented “Stank Face”, or serving up classic, glamorous striptease, she’s a consummate force that’s become one of the most memorable personalities of modern burlesque. Jeez took home the titles of Miss Viva Las Vegas in 2012, Shimmy Showdown Champion in 2013, and Southern Fried Burlesque Queen in 2014. She’s been voted into the Top 50 Burlesque Industry Figures since 2010 and broke the Top 20 in 2013 and 2014, currently ranked as the #3 burlesque figure in the world. A skilled improviser with impeccable comedic timing, Jeez Loueez also charms as an emcee as seen at Burlesque Hall of Fame and Viva Las Vegas among other notable events.
A lover of all things behind-the-scenes, she’s the creator of Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue which travels throughout the midwest in addition to being the only Black burlesque festival in America. She’s been involved in the Show-Me Burlesque Festival in her hometown of St. Louis since its inception in 2010 and currently serves as their Associate Artistic Director and Education Coordinator. Jeez also co-produces LEZ DANCE, a monthly LGBTQ dance party in St. Louis (Voted Best Ladies Night 2015), and The Hot Box, a queer pop-up party in Chicago. In addition to event planning and production, Jeez Loueez works as a dance instructor teaching hundreds of students locally and internationally throughout the year. Her classes and productions have been featured on Autostraddle, Ebony.com, Windy City Live, and the upcoming season 2 premiere of the Netflix Original series ‘Easy’.
What Folks Are Saying…
“Without a doubt one of the most dynamic acts I have EVER seen on the Burlesque Hall of Fame stage!”- Waxie Moon, International Gender-blending Queer Lady Boylesque Star
“Jeezy’s pretty much a force of nature. You can’t stop her; you can’t even pretend to try. All you can do is gawk in awe at her destructive power as she tears up a stage and slays a room full of people. And so that’s what we did. She entered slowly, hidden under a large hat, the calm before the storm. And then she worked it, hard, ferociously with sharp, deliberate movements contrasting warm invitations to the audience to feel her with their eyes. It was stupendous.”- Paco Fish, Burlesque Vanguard, Southern Fried Burlesque King
“Amazing, sad, brilliant, and funny in equal measures!”-Steele Starling, Pole Dance Sensation
“A true showstopper!”- Riverfront Times, St. Louis
“Seeing Jeez Loueez was transformative!”- Darcey Priss, Portland, OR
“What just happened?!”- Anonymous Audience Member