Press & Accolades

2014

Bronze Medal in Original World Fusion Category for Dance, Music, Costume, Creativity & Spirit (Carnaval SF)

2013

“How One Woman Turns Shy Girls Into Showgirls” (~SF Chronicle)

2012

“Absolutely Fabulous Street Act”  (SF Pride Parade/Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence)

2011

“Absolutely Fabulous Marching Contingent”  (SF Pride Parade/Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence)

Silver Medal conferred on Hot Pink Feathers in Alameda 4th of July Parade

2010

Hot Pink Feathers Showgirl Academy named “Best Dance Classes of the Bay” (7×7 Magazine)

2009

Head Feather Kellita named “Most Sensual” at the New York Burlesque Festival

2008

“Best of the Bay” Best Dance Company (SF Bay Guardian)

Head Feather Kellita named Queen of Carnaval San Francisco

2007

Hot Pink Feathers in Semi-Finals in America’s Got Talent TV show

Third Place In Original World Dance (Carnaval SF)

2006

First Place in Original World Dance (Carnaval SF)

2005

“Sure you can call it ‘burlesque,’ but (Kellita’s) act with the samba troupe she founded, Hot Pink Feathers, runs the gamut from sizzling Bollywood dance numbers to theatrical stunts involving bunnies and jungles…Fact is, all that shimmy-shaking is a testament to the fact that making them laugh is just as important as making them drool.” (SF WEEKLYNirmala Nataraj)

First Place in Original World Dance (Carnaval SF)

2004

“Hot Pink Feathers is a San Francisco-based Brazilian dance troupe that has its roots in traditional dance, with burlesque-style seeping in…Their aesthetic is similar to the ‘exotics’ of the 1950’s and 1960’s who incorporated ethnic dance into their striptease numbers, a tradition that can be traced back to Little Egypt and her hootchy-kootchy belly dances performed at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.”  (Burlesque and the New Bump ‘n Grind,Michelle Baldwin)

“Hot Pink Feathers (are)…excellent dancers with a samba flavor.” (SF MAGAZINE, Karen Solomon)

“Leaders on the scantily clad front, the Hot Pink Feathers are a samba-based troupe who shake it to anything from bossa nova to Klezmer music.”  (THEATRE BAY AREAAmber Adrian

Head Feather Kellita awarded “Best Derriere” at the New York Burlesque Festival

2003

“Hot Pink Feathers tickled our fancy (or fantasy?)” (GLAMOURCON, Bob Schultz)

“…vaudeville vixens” SF GATE, Sandra Nygaard

“…the performers who offered more than the standard striptease stood out…Hot Pink Feathers, in feathers and ruffles, put a Brazilian spin on burlesque with samba hip switches and shimmies.” (DANCE MAGAZINE,Heather Wisner)

2002

Head Feather Kellita named “Little Miss Aftershock” for outstanding Shimmy Shake at Miss Exotic World