"Polished, clever, and glamorous..." - Dita Von Teese
"Kitten LaRue is like the Patti Smith of Seattle burlesque." - Burlesque Seattle Press
"Seattle's biggest contribution to burlesque since Gypsy Rose Lee" - Seattlest
"She’s an independent creative force and a woman of multiple pioneering talents" - Burlesque Seattle Press
Kitten LaRue is the Artistic Director, Producer, Choreographer, and a starring member of Seattle's critically acclaimed burlesque supertroupe, THE ATOMIC BOMBSHELLS. As an original member of New Orleans' legendary Shim Sham Revue, Kitten has been at the forefront of the international Burlesque scene since 2001, featured in numerous U.S and international media,
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including Bust magazine, GQ magazine, USA Today, Tease! magazine, MTV.com, Seattle Magazine, Emmy-winning series Full Focus, The Craig Kilbourne Show, The Discovery Channel, Chase Jarvis' Seattle 100, and was featured on the cover of The Stranger and Boston Spirit Magazine.
At the helm of The Atomic Bombshells, Kitten has produced and toured to packed theaters in the U.S., China, and Europe, was a headlining performer at The Burlesque Hall of Fame's Legends showcase, has shared the stage with such luminaries as Dita Von Teese and Tura Satana , and continues to produce wildly successful events all over the Northwest and abroad, including the historic Moore theater in Seattle, a sold-out headlining spot at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and a yearly summer residency in Provincetown, MA. This year Kitten LaRue made her Off-Broadway debut at Ars Nova in NYC, and produced an Australian tour with The Atomic Bombshells in 2014, culminating at the Perth Fringe Festival.
Kitten LaRue performs as a showstopping duo with her wife, Lou Henry Hoover, as Kitten N' Lou. She is also 1/3 of powerhouse homo-fabulous production trio DeLouRue Presents (FREEDOM FANTASIA, Homo For The Holidays, PARTY SCHMARTY) with Lou Henry Hoover and BenDeLaCreme of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, and is the creator of the now-legendary Seattle nightlife event TRAINWRECK.
photo by Michael Doucette