Jacqueline Boxx is the only Baltimore burlesque performer who brings her wheelchair, her canes, and her leg braces on stage and makes them both visible and enticing! Her background before disability involved trapeze, hooping, cabaret, theater, bellydance, swing dance, ballet, and numerous other kinds of performance art, including touring with The Dresden Dolls as part of their Brigade. Her mobility decreased gradually and these performance outlets lessened as well. However, linking up with Tucson's Black Cherry Burlesque and participating in their Burlesque for the Soul program altered her understanding of what burlesque performance could mean. She has performed in burlesque festivals in Las Vegas, Boston, Albuquerque, Colorado, and New York City, and has won burlesque legend Gabriella Maze's "Personal Pick" award at The Great Burlesque Exposition as well as The "Glitoris" Judge's Choice award at Alterna-TEASE. Jacqueline is also a devoted teacher and disability activist, and has taught workshops and lectured on panels about mindful movement across the country.
Jacqueline's 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!