JACQUELINE BOXX IS
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 in 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 has headlined and been featured in burlesque festivals across the globe while teaching workshops and lecturing on panels about mindful movement and burlesque essentials.
In 2017, she became the first performer to ever compete in a wheelchair for a title at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender. In 2022, she competed for Miss Exotic World, "Queen of Burlesque," at that same competition. Her acts are all related in some way to her experience with chronic pain and limited mobility, and she strives to bring attention through glamour and spectacle to disability. She is: Miss Disa-burly-TEASE!