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Jacqueline Boxx, a wheelchair-using burlesque performer, poses balanced sideways on the seat of her

JACQUELINE BOXX'S BEGINNINGS

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. Her background before disability involved trapeze, hooping, cabaret, musical theater, bellydance, clowning, ballet, and numerous other kinds of performance art, including touring with The Dresden Dolls as part of their Brigade. She debuted as a burlesque performer for the first time in 2006.


As her disability increased, however, many of these performance outlets became inaccessible and she drifted away from the stage... until linking up with Tucson's Black Cherry Burlesque and participating in their Burlesque for the Soul program in 2014 altered her understanding of what burlesque performance could mean. She brought her mobility aides onstage with her for the first time in January of 2015.  


She has since headlined and been featured in burlesque festivals across the world, including Vienna, Adelaide, Montreal, Minneapolis, and New York City, among others. She has won burlesque legend Gabriella Maze's "Personal Pick" award at The Great Burlesque Exposition, and 2nd Runner Up at the 2017 Golden Legend Champion Challenge, as well as The "Glitoris" Judge's Choice award at Alterna-TEASE. She competed for "Best Debut" at the 2017 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, becoming the first wheelchair-user to ever compete for a title on the biggest stage in burlesque, and was chosen to compete for Miss Exotic World, "Queen of Burlesque," at that same competition in 2022. ​21st Century Burlesque Magazine recently named her one of the top 50 most influential burlesque performers in the world for the year.

Jacqueline is a devoted burlesque 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 online and in-person classes and produced student showcases.


Jacqueline's performances change minds and perspectives. 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!

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NOTABLE APPEARANCES & AWARDS

GRADUATE OF BLACK CHERRY BURLESQUE'S BURLESQUE FOR THE SOUL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

January 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

GRADUATE OF BLACK CHERRY BURLESQUE'S BURLESQUE FOR THE SOUL MASTER CLASS

June 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR FOR BURLESQUE FOR THE SOUL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

June 2015

Tucson, Arizona, USA

October 8-10 2015

Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

FEATURED PERFORMER: THE GREAT BURLESQUE EXPOSITION

February 5-7 2016

Hyatt Regency Cambridge. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

WINNER: GABRIELLA MAZE'S "PERSONAL PICK" AWARD

February 2016

February 11-13 2016

KiMo Theater, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

SELECTED PERFORMER: THE COLORADO BURLESQUE FESTIVAL

July 7-10 2016

Historic Paramount Theater, Denver, Colorado, USA

SELECTED PERFORMER: ALTERNA-TEASE

August 11-13 2016

Oberon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

WINNER: JUDGE'S CHOICE "GLITTER CLITORIS/GLITORIS" AWARD

August 2016

 The Alterna-TEASE Awards Spectacular (The Ta-Ta's), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

INSTRUCTOR: BURLYCON 2016

November 12 2016

"Body Language for Burlesque Performance and Beyond." Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel & Conference Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

PEER REVIEW PANELIST: BURLYCON 2016

November 2016

Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel & Conference Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

SELECTED PERFORMER: THE 2017 NERDLESQUE FESTIVAL

April 28-29 2017

The Marlin Room at Webster Hall. New York City, New York, USA

COMPETITOR: "BEST DEBUT," THE TOURNAMENT OF TEASE, THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME WEEKENDER

June 1-4 2017

 The Orleans Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

August 11-13 2017

The Gold Room. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

WINNER: 2ND RUNNER UP

August 2017

 The 2017 Golden Legends Champion Challenge, The Gold Room. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

INSTRUCTOR: BURLYCON X

November 9-12 2017

"The Mind: Dance for Mobility Restrictions" and "The Movement: Floor and Chair Work for Mobility Restrictions." Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel & Conference Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

HEADLINER:  CHAOTIC MACHINATIONS PRESENTS CRIPTEASE: SEATTLE, A CELEBRATION OF DISABLED BODIES

April 30 2018

Gay City Auditorium. Seattle, Washington, USA

SELECTED PERFORMER: "THE MOVERS, SHAKERS & INNOVATORS SHOWCASE," THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME WEEKENDER

May 31-June 3 2018

 The Orleans Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCE: REYKJAVÍK KABARETT: BURLESQUE

June 29 & 30 2018

Tjarnarbíó. Reykjavík, Iceland.

July 12-14 2018

 EXDO Event Center. Denver, Colorado, USA

 July 26-28 2018

 Uptown Underground. Chicago, Illinois, USA

SELECTED PERFORMER: ALTERNA-TEASE

August 9-11 2018

 Oberon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

October 4-7 2018

 Lab Theater. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

INSTRUCTOR: BURLYCON 2018

November 8-11 2018

"The Mind: Dance for Mobility Restrictions" and "The Movement: Floor/Chair for Mobility Restrictions." Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. Seattle, Washington, USA

PRODUCER: JACQUELINE BOXX AND BETTY O'HELLNO PRESENT BALTIMORE'S GLITTER BALL.

December 29 2018

Creative Alliance. Baltimore, Maryland, USA

FOUNDER & CORE INSTRUCTOR: ESSENTIAL TEASE

January 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCE: DIANA DIVINE PRESENTS "SINGIN' IN THE PAIN: A DISABILITY AND CHRONIC ILLNESS CABARET" AS PART OF ADELAIDE FRINGE 2019

March 7-9 2019

Nexus Arts Venue. Adelaide, Australia. 

SELECTED PERFORMER: THE 2019 NERDLESQUE FESTIVAL

April 12-14 2019

 Coney Island USA. New York City, New York, USA

May 23-24 2019

 The Stadtsaal, Vienna, Austria. 

HEADLINER: UNNATURAL REDHEAD PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS CUT TO THE STRIPPING: A BURLESQUE TRIBUTE TO CARLY RAE JEPSEN

July 12 2019

Jewelbox Theater at The Rendezvous. Seattle, Washington, USA

HEADLINER: CHAOTIC MACHINATIONS PRESENTS CRIPTEASE: SEATTLE, A BURLESQUE CELEBRATION OF DISABLED BODIES

July 19 2019

Gay City Auditorium. Seattle, Washington, USA

FEATURED PERFORMER: THE 8TH ANNUAL NEARLY NAKED NUTCRACKER: A BURLESQUE BALLET

December 21 2019

Viva's Lounge. Dallas, Texas, USA

PRODUCER: OUT OF THE BOXX PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS THE ROARING 2020'S NYE: A BURLESQUE REVUE

December 31 2019

 Creative Alliance. Baltimore, Maryland, USA

HEADLINER: RVA BURLESQUE FESTIVAL 2022

March 25-27 2022

Dogtown Dance Theatre. Richmond, Virginia, USA

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINER: BAGEL BURLESQUE EXPO

April 29-30 2022

 Le Studio TD, Montreal, QC, Canada.

COMPETITOR: "MISS EXOTIC WORLD 2022," THE TOURNAMENT OF TEASE, THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME WEEKENDER

June 2-5 2022

The Orleans Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

BURLYCON UNIVERSITY DIRECTOR TENURE BEGINS

June 2022

Burlycon.org

NOMINATED FOR: "BROAD OF EDUCATION," "FAVORITE TROUBLEMAKER," & "SMARTY PANTS OFF" IN THE SILVER TUSK BURLESQUE AWARDS WORLD DOMINATION

January 2023

Virtual. The SIlver Tusk Burlesque Awards.

NAMED #49 IN THE TOP 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL BURLESQUE INDUSTRY FIGURES OF 2022 WORLDWIDE

December 2022

As voted by the community and published in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

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