Cherdonna is the faux-queen persona of Seattle dance and performance artist Jody Kuehner. What makes Cherdonna exciting is that she goes further than other dance artists in questioning convention. She explores the traditions of feminist and queer performance, and experiments with presentation, gender, and high/low culture. She tests performer/audience roles and assumptions, pushing the comfort level of the audience in a humorous way.
She received the 2015 Stranger Genius award from The Stranger weekly newspaper. She teaches dance at Velocity Dance Center, and is a regular fixture in the Seattle dance and performance scene, appearing in group shows such as Homo for the Holidays.
But, the best way to understand Cherdonna is to see her perform. Here are a couple videos: