About Us

From its inception in 2012, Drop Dead Dames Burlesque Revue has been entertaining throughout Southern California, bringing nothing but glamour, illusion, grandiose costumes, and a fantastic time to each and every stage! These ladies are a collective of professional performers who bring together an artful array of talents including tap dance, ballet, singing, and group choreography. Each performance features classic burlesque skills like feather fans, boa tricks, innovative costume features and of course — the art of striptease.

Drop Dead Dames is committed to preserving the art of classic burlesque and their shows are reminiscent of a bygone era. The Dames have performed at several high profile events and festivals, and many are booked both nationally and internationally. The troupe continuously hand selects acts, ensuring that each event is tailored to the audience. Give your audience a night to remember!

“The crowd sat transfixed and watched the sensual routines with great enthusiasm!” — San Diego Free Press

Dottie Deville, San Diego burlesque dancer

Dottie Deville

Dottie Deville is a legacy burlesque dancer following in the foot steps of her grandmother, the original Dottie. She has flown far and wide with her traveling trapeze representing the ’50s lifestyle from the classic cars to the vintage clothing to yep, you guessed it BURLESQUE. She is known for being seductive, sultry and always sassy! But be careful this Portuguese spitfire has a tendency for breaking hearts and taking names. Are you her next victim?

Sassy Stiletto, San Diego burlesque dancer

Sassy Stiletto

“The Sweetest Little Bitch Ever to Come Outta Jersey.” Sassy relocated to San Diego after a few “misunderstandings” on the East Coast involving crimes of passion and a pointy stiletto. Charges never stuck, but she was advised by her lawyers to break ties with the Family and keep her nose clean. Unable to completely give up her bad-girl image, she fell in love with burlesque. She’s been performing in the genre for over 5 years, beginning with the Keyhole Cabaret. She has also performed with The Dollhouse Dames, and is now a member of Drop Dead Dames Burlesque Revue. Ms Stiletto is also co-producer of Bourbon Dames Burlesque. BDB produces shows that benefit various charities, including Susan G. Komen and Homes For Our Troops. She loves costume design, rhinestoning, bourbon, jazz and Motown. Sassy has been dancing since she was 2 years old and continues to take weekly classes, currently studying hip hop. Her favorite performance venues have been the House of Blues San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Broadway Pier, and a vintage Hornblower yacht!
Website: sassystiletto.com Twitter: @sassystiletto1 Instagram: @sassystiletto

Dee V'Ous, San Diego burlesque dancer

Dee V’Ous

Dee V’Ous started dancing ballet when she was 3 years old, she loved being on stage, but never truly enjoy the commitment behind the bunhead life. After a LONG dance detour, she decided to follow her dreams, and traveled to New York City for intensive dance programs, adding contemporary, musical theater and jazz to her technique. Since then NYC and dance had been part of her life. Known for her graceful moves and looks to kill our deviant beauty will have you thinking sinful thoughts.

Valentina on the Rocks, San Diego burlesque dancer

Valentina on the Rocks

Valentina On the Rocks started her career as soloist in 2009 at the Slippery Belle Burlesque! Show in Manchester (UK) and performed beside amazing artists like Rosie Lugosi, Crimson Skye and Joe Black. She moved to San Diego in 2011 to join the troupe of Hell on Heels Burlesque Revue and she is now a proud member of Drop Dead Dames Burlesque Revue. Valentina will tantalise you with her multiple talents, twisted story-lines, astonishing ASSEL!-twirling and gravity-defying pole dancing. One thing you can be sure of: nothing is ever what it seems in Valentina OTR’s world!

Jacqueline Chaton, San Diego burlesque dancer

Jacqueline Chaton

Jacqueline Chaton is adorned with all that glitters and shines! With a passion for feathery props, glitter and rhinestones, Jacqueline is known for her taste of the extravagance! As a member of San Diego’s premier classic burlesque troupe, the Drop Dead Dames, she can be seen gallivanting around town on a mission to sparkle everything in sight! She is sure to leave you with a little sparkle in your eye! You are sure to see why they call her “San Diego’s Rhinestone Queen!”

Jacqueline Chaton (Zhock-leen Shà-tone)

Heady Boleyn, San Diego burlesque dancer

Heady Boleyn

It’s the pretty little head atop the pretty little neck that has men all over the world starting new religions. For the past two years, Heady Boleyn has been courting audiences with her intriguing looks and uncommon wit as the official stage kitten of the Drop Dead Dames. Eager to be crowned and win the hearts of the people, Ms Boleyn has persisted in her pursuit of the throne, ahem, stage and is making her debut as a full performer with DDD. She is so excited that she may just lose her head — and you may just lose your heart!

Mistress Michele, San Diego burlesque dancer

Mistress Michele

Mistress Michele is the Drop Dead Dames’ resident stage kitten. She’s been known to seduce the masses by mixing up specialty cocktails that are sweet with a hint of the sinister — just like her! Don’t be fooled when this mysterious vixen dances her way into your heart she’s tougher than she looks!