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Making disability VISIBLE on the burlesque stage and beyond.

Q: The dash of your life - you know, the dash between the date of your birth and the date of your death - that dash is going to be so full of, 'How did she do that?' and, 'Oh my goodness, this woman!' But I have to know, what do you want the dash of your life to be chock full of?


A: I want it to be full of, 'She lived authentically. She was true to herself, and in that, she encouraged other people to be true to themselves and live authentically.'

"She's Sitting Pretty" - Article by Adiba Segal for 3 Story Magazine


One of the top 50 most influential burlesque performers in the world

21st Century Burlesque Magazine, 2022

Jacqueline Boxx's mobility aids are as enticing as her activism, and she packs an aesthetic and emotional punch, whether she brings classic tease, nerdlesque, or neo-burlesque to the stage. She is a devoted burlesque performer, instructor, show producer, and disability activist, and has taught workshops and lectured on panels about mindful movement and adaptive performance across the world. She is a founder and core instructor at the Baltimore-based burlesque teaching collective Essential Tease which regularly teaches both online and in-person classes and produces student showcases. 


Jacqueline has competed and been featured at the Burlesque Hall of Fame three times in total and, in 2017, she became the first performer to ever compete in a wheelchair for a title at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender. She is the 2023 Monarch of Pacific Northwest Burlesque, and the 1st Runner up "SupaFly" of the 2023 What the Funk Festival. 

She is: Miss Disa-burly-TEASE!


Images on this page by Heather Magdalene Schofner, Flash in the Past Studio, and Max Shaw.

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