Academia Goes Burlesque:
on the Queer Impact of the, Popular and Sexual Culture, Berlin May 15-16, 2024
Photo: Emilia Lyon Photography
Lolita Va Voom
The Petite Powerhouse

Classically trained as a modern, tap, and ballet dancer for fifteen years, Lolita decided to trade in her pointe shoes for pasties and hit the road! Originally from California by way of Seattle, Lolita now calls Berlin home.

Lolita has been seen on stages across the world, including Malta, Tallinn, Warsaw, New York, and Los Angeles. She has been featured at the Bristol, Stockholm, and Prague Burlesque Festivals, in Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music, headlined Frankfurt’s Jewish Culture weeks, and is a regular performer at Bunny Burlesque in Hamburg, Germany.

Lolita is the producer of Jews! Jews! Jews!, A minori-tease Cabaret, the only queer Jewish-centric cabaret of its kind in Europe, which has been awarded multiple grants and toured throughout the continent. She also produces (st)Rip it Off, a queer neo-burlesque show, and Panty, a FLINTA party in Berlin. Lolita is helping foster in a new generation of queer burlesque performers as the headmistress of the Shimmy Shake Berlin Burlesque School.

Lolita draws from her 15+ years of professional dance training for high energy, dance based burlesque performances with a creative flair. Let Lolita entice, excite, and thrill you!