Stella Cheeks was born tantalizingly naked, yet uncoordinated and screaming into a family of intellectuals and indulgence. As an only child, Stella grew up dancing around her bedroom and performing original plays for her parents on the fireplace. Naturally, she found the theatre at a young age and has since replaced her parents with strangers and the fireplace with a stage.
Stella is the producer of Plan 9 Burlesque, a troupe that performs monthly themed cabarets at the Public House Theatre. She can also be seen as a solo artist around the Chicago land area in such shows as Original Tease, Burlesco! and Ties and Tassels, amoung others. In 2013 & 2014 Stella performed at the Dragon*Con Glamour Geek Revue to a room full of hundreds of nerds! She is also a co-producer of the 2014 Windy City Burlesque Fest and appeared in the 2014 Iowa Burlesque Festival.
A classically trained actress turned burlesque dancer, Stella’s numbers range from the classic “Bump N’ Grind” to numbers inspired by her fervent love of Geek Culture. When not performing Stella can often be found pretentiously drinking tea and reading, snuggled up with her two sassy cats.
Making Men Scream Her Name In The Streets!
April 1- Plan 9 Burlesque presents, CONvergence! Fridays in April, through the 22 at Uptown Underground.
April 8- Original Tease! Our monthly show at Lincoln Tap Room, shows start at 9:30pm.
April 27- Original Tease at Bikes & Burlesque, special monthly show at Holiday Club! 9pm.