Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Jody Kuehner (Seattle), 2010 Spotlight Award Winner, is part dance artist and part bio drag queen Cherdonna Shinatra. Jody’s choreography has been presented at On The Boards, Velocity Dance Center, Northwest Film Forum, Bumbershoot and the Joyce SoHo NYC. Cherdonna Shinatra performs regularly with DeLouRue Productions and periodically with paulanow productions and NARK Magazine.

Jody received 2014 GAP funding to hire Seattle local fashion designer Mark Mitchell to make a one-of-a-kind costume for Worth My Salt. This performance is part bio drag queen performance art and part contemporary dance. It focuses on a persona named Cherdonna who is an atypical drag queen – a combination of an abstract mover and a modern day old world clown. Cherdonna will take what you recognize about dance, what you believe about drag, what intrigues you about improvisation and what delights you about entertainment, toss it in a mason jar, shake it up, and open the lid.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.