Dancer / Choreographer / Creative Director / Producer / DJ
is a well-known burlesque performer and capti- vating on-camera personality has put the classic art of burlesque in the contemporary Hollywood spotlight and has performed nationwide and in- ternationally. Combining the art of “tease” with extensive dance training including styles of dance from ballet to ballroom, flamenco to jazz and her own Latin flare, Miss Dakota is at the top of her game as a burlesque performer and much more. For Six years Dakota was the headlining act at exclusive, upscale venue Forty Deuce both in Los Angeles and
Las Vegas. Dakota captivated her audi- ences dancing to the tunes of a sultry 3- piece jazz band in her extravagant custom-designed
costumes. Dakota has continued to develop her signature burlesque act col- laborating with solo violinist, Quetzal Guerrero, adding cabaret dancers, and using props. Dakota has been the highlight of many high profile A-list events including legendary musician Sting’s birthday party, M.A.C. Cosmetics Spring Launch, House of Campari with W Magazine, VOGUE Magazine’s an- nual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Gala party in New York City, Red Bull Air Race, Belvedere, Rock Your Fashion AOL series, 944 Magazine, ap- peared as a celebrity guest on VH-1’s hit show Rock of Love 2 demostrating her burlesque moves and most recently on Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy with host Shannon Elizabeth.
Miss Dakota has also performed for the launch of Victo- ria’s Secret in Warsaw Poland, at FUJI Rock in Kyoto Japan and nationwide at Jack Rabbit Scottsdale, Arizona, The Chelsea C5 Atlantic City, the Shrine at Foxwoods MGM Resort Connecticut, Opium Miami, FBs Ohio.
Producing her solo performances single handedly, MISS Dakota has branched out and taken her
burlesque/ cabaret & professional dance expertise
behind the scenes by Heading DMA Productions (Danc- ers, Musicians, Artists) producing, choreographing, and performing in Glory Box Cabaret, a staged show she cre- ated early 2009 consisting of 6 acts & Ran Can Can Caba- ret, Puerto Rico’s 1st Cabaret Burlesque show showcased at the El San Juan Hotel for a 6 month run, 2010 Currently Miss Dakota continues to perform her LIVE Burlesque Solo show in per-
son & film. Also Dakota has taking on the role of Creator, producer and choreographer of
RAN CAN CAN CABARET & BURLESQUE, a one hour cabaret/ burlesque show that is housed in the El San Juan Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico. ESTABLISHED in late 2009,
Dakota continues to build the show and looks to branching out to other loca-
Based on the wild popularity of Forty Deuce, Dakota starred in the Zalman
King-directed docu-drama series “Forty Deuce” on Bravo which chronicled
the opening of the first Forty Deuce club in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay
Hotel & Casino and showed her fans a behind-the-scenes look at the training, preparation (and drama...) involved in her show. She has appeared as an actor and dancer in blockbuster films such as “Col- lateral” starring Tom Cruise ,“Bad Boys II” starring Will Smith, “Stiletto,” and “Privledged” inde-
pendent films like “Bad Reputation”, as well as television shows like “All of Us.” & “Greek”. Other television appearances featuring her Burlesque Moves & inspiration include Carson Daly’s “30 Seconds of LA” & Mardi Gras special, TV Guide Channel’s “Reality Chat”, & VH1s Rock of Love 2, American Latino, Latin Nation. She has also appeared and performed on The Emmy’s, Oprah and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. During her career as a professional dancer andchoreographer, she graced the stage and screen with legendary artists including Calle 13, Josh Groban, Enrique Iglesias, Gypsy Kings, Prince, George Michael, Maroon 5, and Marco Antonio Solis, Tego Calderon.
Growing up in the Bronx, Dakota, of Puerto Rican and German descent, al- ways followed her passion to perform and was destined to become a star from a young age. She started dancing at the age of 5, studying Russian Ballet early on at the Bronx Dance Theatre under renowned faculty and received an arts scholar- ship to Fieldston Arts Academy, where she was also bitten by the acting bug. While attending Lincoln High School for Performing Arts in Westchester, NY, her professional dance career began and her passion for acting grew. She received a scholarship to join David Mamet’s prestigious Atlantic Theatre Company and con- tinued to study acting at HB Studios in New York City and later in Los Angeles with renowned acting coach Aaron Spieser. Rounding out her dance training, Dakota also studied ballroom and Latin dance under world champion competition dancers and went on to compete in the salsa world.
Also a dynamic on-air personality, Dakota
has been featured on OXYGEN’s 25iest Power Couples as a talking head and has hosted segments for Maxim TV’s “The Girlie Show,” pop-music channel MuchMusic, and was the spokesperson for “Forty Deuce” for many appearances across the country including a stint as the “Sexy Ex- pert” host for a nationally-syndicated morning news Valentine’s Day Special and has been featured on YoungHollywood.com.
Most recently, Dakota is sharing her enthusiasm for the art of bur- lesque, dance, and fitness through a fun and sexy workout she created called “Burlesque Body by Dakota” that allows women to let go of their inhibitions and build confidence while slimming down and toning. The
Burlesque Body workout, as featured in Latina, Angeleno magazine, 944 Magazine, Young Hollywood, and others, it has been offered at exclusive gyms and private workshops in Los Angeles including EQUINOX Gym and is on the rise in the Hollywood scene. Burlesque Body Work Out will soon be seen weekly on Miss Dakotas Online channel, along with other entertaining content.