The Scandinavian Sweetheart
Kiki Chérie is an international, multi-award winning burlesque performer, producer and instructor based in Oslo, Norway.
She found her love for dance at a young age with hiphop and dancehall, also competing in streetdance. At the age of 16 she was accepted into a Performing Arts school where she studied ballet, jazz and contemporary. She has since grown her repertoire of various dance forms, as well as been trained by community professionals such as Perle Noire, Dirty Martini, Coco Lectric and Ginger Valentine.
Named a matriarch in the Norwegian Burlesque community, Kiki is the creator of Norways biggest institute for Burlesque; The Oslo School of Burlesque, and producer of Oslo's most extravagant award-winning Burlesque and Variety revue; Kiki's Burly Q at Oslo Nye Teaterkjeller'n.
She has performed and taught Burlesque all over the world, and has worked with some of the biggest names and entertainment productions in Norway, including Jean-Paul Gaultier, HBO, Bacardi, SF Film, NRK, Eventshow and many more.
Since her debut at the Midnight Burlesque Newcomer Competition in 2013 (where she earned herself a first runner up position) she has been nicknamed Oslo's Burlesque Queen and The Norwegian Queen of Assels by news sites and patrons, as well as earning herself the official titles of Queen of Heart 2024 (Rome, Italy), Papessa of Burlesque 2016 (Rome, Italy) and Miss Pinup Manillusion 2015. She has also competed as a finalist for Burlesque Idol (London, 2014) and the World Burlesque Games (London, UK) with a first runner-up position for the International Crown in 2019.
As a headlining performer she has had a successful 6 month residency at Speakeasy Sennepen Scene in Oslo, where she worked weekly alongside live jazz music, as well as headlined the international 2022 Chez Nous Burlesque Festival in Italy, where she also acted as a judge for the newcomer competition.
Kiki is a true force to reconed with, and we guarantee you that you will fall more and more in love with her with every bump n grind...