Origami Crane of Sequins and Pain, Tila Von Twirl blends classic and modern, upside down and right side up, in ways you have never seen before. Tila is one third of The Amazing Bendable Posable Dolls of Doom, an engineered, acrobatic and aerial burlesque group.   Von Twirl is also a core member of Fringe Factor Dance and one half of the power duo, Lando Blaze and Narcissa. 

 

A life long dancer, Tila has always had a passion for expressing thru movement.  After dancing professionally around the midwest, received a BFA at Columbia College Chicago. A yoga certification, a few years of teaching and self-producing work in the modern dance world later, Von Twirl found deep self love and healing in the art of burlesque.  Starting with the Dolls of Doom in December 2008 on the stairs of the Congress Theater and since the Dolls have had the honor of being inducted into the Burlesque Hall of Fame twice with the titles of Best Variety 2010 and Most Comedic 2011 as well as traveling nationally and internationally. 

 

As a trained dancer and choreographer, Tila has danced for “Tomorrow” featuring Fleetwood Mac and "Sing" featuring Elton John as well as set choreography for Lando Blaze and Narcissa that got the honor of coining the term “stupidlesque” from New York’s Johnny Porkpie during BHoF's Movers and Shakers show.  Tila has taught classes for Studio L’amour, School of Shimmy, Detroit School of Burlesque, Fishnet Follies and BurlyCon and is delighted to be on staff at Chicago Academy of Burlesque.

 

Around Chicago, Von Twirl is a regular at Untitled Supper Club, The Drifter, and The Newport Theater.  

PHOTO GREG INDA 2018