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.