Media

Media

Showgirl Shaman Kellita Maloof, founder of Showgirl Awakening

Audio Interviews

Performers & Creators Lab with Holly Shaw

July 2018 - E24 Showgirl Shaman Shares Her Secrets

Sensitive Leadership: Changing the Way We Use Sensitivity

September 2017 - Podcast Episode :: Kellita Maloof :: Sensitive Revolutionary

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Burlesque Stripped Down Interview 2

Dec 4, 2017 - Podcast Episode 66 :: Kellita Maloof on Burlesque from the Inside Out, the Three “R”s, & a Venn Diagram!

Burlesque Stripped Down Interview 1

Dec 27, 2016 - Podcast Episode 17 :: Showgirl Awakenings, Performance Penetration, and Archetypes with Kellita

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Behind The Curtain with Sue Gauthier-Pin, Holistic Life Coach from Magnolia Moon Healing Arts

October 2017 - Showgirl Awakening Revealed

Conscious Dancer Podcast with Mark Metz | Awakening your Body Intelligence

May 22, 2014 - Podcast Episode 17 :: Kellita, creator of Showgirl Awakening

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Press Kit

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Kellita's Bio Information

Kellita Maloof, the creator of Showgirl Awakening, is an Artist, Dancer, Director, Teacher, Coach & Mentor.  For over 20 years, she's performed, designed & curated shows & midwifed Awakening Showgirls all over the world.  Kellita helps kind, smart, soulful, sensitive women who've been over-editing, over-managing and over-giving--and are attracted to dance theater and performance--to trust themselves & express themselves with confidence, presence & radiance.

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2017

Kellita continues post-graduate Holographic NLP Marin studies at NLP Marin

2017

Kellita attends Original Voice intensive with Clarissa Pinkola Estes

2017

Kellita studies Medical Constellations with Stephan Hausner at Bastyr University

2017

Kellita teaching & performing in Tokyo & Osaka for Showgirl Awakening Japan tour

2017

Kellita headlines BAPS Japon Burlesque Festival in Osaka, Japan

2016-2017

Kellita leads first Your Life Is Your Work of Art Mentorship (aka WOAM)

2016

Kellita receives Masters certification in Neuro Linguistic Programming from NLP Marin

2016

Kellita teaching & performing throughout Western Europe for Showgirl Awakening tour

2016

Kellita headlines the Munich Burlesque Festival in ‘Hollywood Havana’ as a special guest of the Jigglewatts

2015

Kellita studies Systemic Constellations with Elena Veselago from Moscow

2015

Kellita is certified to practice Neuro Linguistic Programming from NLP Marin

2015

Kellita headlines the Texas Burlesque Festival (& serves as a judge)

2014

Kellita receives Family Constellations Certification at NLP Marin

2014

Kellita leads first Burlesque from the Inside Out (BIO) program

2014

Kellita leads Possibilities Awakening MasterMindBodySpirit Mentorship (precursor to WOAM, aka Your Life is Your Work of Art Mentorship)

2013

Kellita creates first One Woman Show via Martha Rynberg’s SPW program

2013

SF Chronicle has reporter shadow Kellita & her students for several months & posts culminating article

2012

Kellita interviewed for ‘The Goddess Project’ film (film released in 2016)

2012

Hot Pink Feathers dances live to B.B. King at Bimbo’s in SF

2011 & 2012

Kellita receives advanced certification in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) from the Sophia School of Living Arts

2011 & 2012

Hot Pink Feathers earn “Absolutely Fabulous” award in SF Pride Parade by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

2011

Kellita featured dancer in independent film ‘Burlesque Assassins’

2010

Mysterious virus precipitates massive autoimmune illness flare while in Buenos Aires; spends months recovering; the Awakening Showgirl visits Kellita during recovery and gives shimmy-filled marching orders for conscious development of Showgirl Awakening

2010

Hot Pink Feathers named Best Dance Classes in SF’s 7×7 magazine

2010

Kellita headlines the Windy City Burlesque Festival

2010

Kellita performs at Burlesque Hall of Fame on Legends night

2009

Kellita voted “Most Sensual” at the New York Burlesque Festival (shares title with Peekaboo Pointe)

2009

Kellita headlines Toronto Burlesque Festival

2009

Kellita performs at Burlesque Hall of Fame on Titans of Tease night

2008

Four-Fold Way Year-Long Circle Work & Vision Quest with Angeles Arrien

2008

Kellita tours the the US West Coast with Tease-O-Rama roadshow

2008

Kellita competes as a finalist in the duet category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame with King of Carnaval SF 2008

2008

Kellita becomes Queen of Carnaval San Francisco

2008

Hot Pink Feathers voted Best Dance Company in SF by SFBG’s Best of the Bay

2007-2013

Hot Pink Feathers has monthly Carnaval Cabaret Jazz Cabaret at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland with Blue Bone Express New Orleans Jazz Band

2007

Hot Pink Feathers make the semi-finals in America’s Got Talent

2007

Hot Pink Feathers compete in troupe category as finalists at Burlesque Hall of Fame

2007

Kellita & Hot Pink Feathers featured in Margaret Cho’s Sensuous Woman cabaret at The Plush Room & Bimbo’s in SF and El Cid in LA

2006

Kellita leads first “Expression, Craft & Delight” performance lab & workshop (precursor to Burlesque from the Inside Out)

2005 & 2006

Awarded First Place in Original World Fusion Dance in SFGCP

2005

Kellita leads Hot Pink Feathers in Carnaval SF Grand Parade (continues annual participation to this day!)

2005

Rococo Risque voted ‘Best Theater Company’ by the SF Weekly

2004

Run DMC opens for Hot Pink Feathers at the Cow Palace

2003-2005

Resident dancer-turned-company member of Rococo Risque Theater Company

2003

Kellita voted “Best Derriere” at the New York Burlesque Festival (she shares the title with The Evil Hate Monkey)

2002

Kellita featured in film ‘Broad Daylight’

2002

Kellita earns “Little Miss Aftershock” title  at the MEW contest for her outstanding shimmy-shake (she shares the title with Miss Indigo Blue)

2002

Attends the Miss Exotic World Pageant for the first time & competes for the title (it’s also Kellita’s first public striptease ever!)

2001

Attended first Tease-O-Rama in New Orleans (mind blown! context found!) Performs as a soloist & with HPF in all subsequent TOR’s

2000

Kellita Founded Hot Pink Feathers

1998-2010

Works as a Psychometrist part time; 6 years in Kaiser Psychiatry, then in a private practice

1998

Four-Fold Way Year-Long Circle Work & Vision Quest with Angeles Arrien

1997

Discovers Brazilian dance & perform in Carnaval for the first time (hooked!)

1997

Trains English as a Second Language teachers at Transworld in SF

1996

Discovers Life Purpose & swiftly expresses debilitating autoimmune illness

1996-1998

Interplay Leadership Certification with Cynthia-Winton Henry & Phil Porter

1996-1998

Astrology apprenticeship with Jessica Murray

1995

Kellita plants in San Francisco (arrives with 2 suitcases, no money, no job & no home; still here 23 years later); consciously aware that she’s looking for education in the intersection of Embodied Art, Psychology & Spirituality

1990-1997

Teaches ESL to high school students and adults around the world

1990

Kellita graduates from UCSD with a BA in Romance Languages & Literature

1989-1994

Kellita looks for herself in Paris, Cuernavaca, Budapest, Sao Paulo & Pushkin (she wasn’t there)

1986

Spiritual Awakening mistaken for illness (hospitalization and medication mask the awakening)

1981

Sexual trauma precipitates dissociation (Kellita’s spirit heads for the hills)

1967

Kellita born in a lettuce patch in Steinbeck country on a Tuesday in October.