Latina K Turner D’Ho arrived from Guayaquil, Ecuador and settled in Olympia, WA in 2005. They are no stranger to the stage: a natural born entertainer, Latina has a performing background of Belly Dance and Burlesque going back to 2007. Latina made their burlesque debut formerly under the Perlita Picante moniker in November of 2010 after they auditioned for a guest spot with Olympia’s longest running troupe TUSH! Burlesque.
They are co-founder and until 2016 full time member and co-producer of Rock Candy Burlesque, collective based in Olympia, WA. During lockdown in 2020 members of Rock Candy found other means of artistic expression, Latina returned to RCB and took over the name and artistic direction of the brand.
Latina is co-founder of Papaya Magic Cabaret, the first and currently only all-Latine burlesque and cabaret performance collective in Olympia, established in the summer of 2018 and debuting at the 2018 Azucar. Papaya Magic Cabaret is the first all-Latine group ever to be selected to perform in any showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in Las Vegas. The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a nonprofit museum committed to preserving, sharing, celebrating, and inspiring the art of burlesque.
Latina produced the all Latine annual burlesque and variety showcase “Azucar, a Celebration of Latin & Hispanic Heritage” under Perlita Picante Entertainment with Professir Rolan Thunder of Jalapeño Productions, which took place at the historic Capitol Theater in September of 2018 and November of 2019. “Azucar” is now the bi-monthly “A Latine Cabaret Experience” with a new home at The Crypt.
In late 2019, Latina teamed up with VenDetta Petty Kash D’Ho (formerly Dahlia Kash) for casting the variety show series “Mischief, a Melanated Burlesque and Variety Show”, designed to showcase BIPOC performers from across the Pacific Northwest. Latina performs regularly as a soloist or with the collectives Papaya Magic Cabaret and Free Range Drag throughout the Pacific Northwest. Latina K Turner D’Ho had the honor of hosting the 2022 Capital City Pride in Olympia, WA.