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 burlesque performer, actor, emcee, and instructor in Chicago known as “The Honey Badger of Burlesque” and “The Powerhouse of the Midwest”! A lethal combination of drama, hilarity, and killer kinetics, Jeez is known for bringing audiences to their feet! She’s the 2012 (and first African-American) Miss Viva Las Vegas, the 2013 Shimmy Showdown Champion, and the Reigning 2014 Southern Fried Burlesque Queen. Since 2010 Jeez Loueez has been voted as one of the TOP 50 Burlesque Industry Figures coming in at #39, #31, #27, #18, and moving up to #14 in 2014. Jeezy has produced the sold-out hit show Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue in Chicago/St. Louis, The 8th Degree, and most recently LEZ DANCE with Lola Van Ella & Kristen Goodman, a monthly LGBT lady-loving dance party.
A lover of all things behind-the-scenes, she’s been involved in the Show-Me Burlesque and Windy City Burlesque festivals as a performer, instructor, and Sponsorship Coordinator. Her dynamic acts have headlined with the Brown Girls Burlesque All-Star Tour, Bluegrass Burlexpo in Lexington, the Humboldt Burlesque Expo in California, and opened for popular musical acts The Yard Dogs Road Show and MarchFourth Marching Band. In 2012 Jeezy was selected to compete for the title of Best Duo at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Miss Exotic World Pageant with her dance partner Ray Gunn (King of Boylesque Mr. Exotic World 2013), and returned in 2014 to compete for the title of Best Debut with her explosive signature act “Rufiooo!”. Never one to rest for too long she frequently tours with Foxy Tann and the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams, teaches at Van Ella Studios, and has taught her popular Twerkshops at BurlyCon Seattle and across the country.
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