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Trixie Minx
American burlesque artist, producer & director

Trixie Minx

Trixie Minx
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Intro American burlesque artist, producer & director
Is Film producer Artist
From United States of America
Field Arts Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
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Biography

Trixie Minx is a burlesque dancer, producer, healthcare advocate, and cultural ambassador based in New Orleans, LA. As a performer she is best known for her unique style of striptease combining comedy with classic burlesque. She is recognized for her collaborations with musicians and charitable organizations (such as Comic Relief, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The New Orleans Bingo! Show, Ascona Jazz Festival, & New Orleans Musicians' Clinic) as well as her devotion to preservation & growth of New Orleans arts and culture. She produces multiple New Orleans based circus art and burlesque shows and designs custom entertainment for both public and private events.

Early life

Born as Alexis Jasmine Graber on May 5, 1981 in Miami, FL she was enamored with ballet as a child. She began her training locally at Miami Ballet, Martha Mahr's School of Ballet, and later as a teenager with New World School of the Arts & Miami City Ballet School as a scholarship student. Summers were spent studying her craft at Houston Ballet Academy (1993 & 1994), with Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center (1995, 1996) & American Ballet Theatre (1996, 1997, 1998). Upon graduating high school she joined Nashville Ballet as a trainee where she danced for 2 years until an ankle injury & eating disorder abruptly ended her career as a ballerina. In 2001 she moved to New Orleans where she worked as a Pilates instructor and started exploring alternate dance styles, including swing, folk dance, and eventually burlesque. Post Hurricane Katrina she decided to devote her life to burlesque & New Orleans as Trixie Minx.

Burlesque

Trixie's first performance as burlesque dancer was in December 2005. Trixie Minx started as a regular cast member in Bustout Burlesque at Tipitina's in the French Quarter where she performed for 6 months. Wanting to explore the creative versatility through the art of tease she began producing her own shows in September 2006. An active member of the New Orleans Burlesque revival, Trixie continued to create shows and has since gone on to perform throughout the world.

Productions

Trixie Minx currently produces several ongoing productions in New Orleans. Fleur de Tease, Burgundy Burlesque, Burlesque Ballroom, and her Cabaret series at the Orpheum Theater. She created Fantasy for Couples Cruises which sails the Gulf and the Caribbean. Trixie also performs in The Burlesque Show at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

Cabaret Series at Orpheum Theater

In 2016 the recently renovated Orpheum Theater approached Trixie to create a series of shows to bring back the glamour of the once lost eras of vaudeville and vintage burlesque on the stage. Her productions Cupid's Cabaret and Cocktail Cabaret were noteworthy in that they were large scale artistic productions featuring burlesque, actors, musicians, aerialists, & performance artists on a grand stage, further validating the work of these performers in New Orleans to have artistic merit beyond simple entertainment.

Burlesque Ballroom

Burlesque Ballroom debuted in December 2010 and continues to run weekly every Friday at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans on Bourbon Street. This intimate production turns the Jazz Playhouse into a burlesque speakeasy where dancers perform throughout the room to live jazz & blues music. Featuring a rotating cast of New Orleans and international touring burlesque performers, this is a unique perspective on the various types of beauty & styles of classic burlesque. Historically, Burlesque Ballroom is significant as it is the only weekly show where burlesque & live music come together once again as it did during the original heyday of 1950s Bourbon Street burlesque culture.

Burgundy Burlesque

Originally created in 2011 as Creole Sweet Tease, this show was reorganized as Burgundy Burlesque in December 2015 by co-founders Trixie Minx, Kerry Lewis, and Gerald French of the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band. With a heavy influence on the music of New Orleans past & present this production showcases a cast of burlesque dancers that perform in collaboration with the musicians in an improvisational manner. This show runs weekly at the Saint Hotel & Autograph Collection on Canal Street, New Orleans.

The Burlesque Show

Produced by Allen Valentine, The Burlesque Show, is in its 4th season at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Trixie Minx is a featured burlesque performer in this high energy show that combines burlesque with comic skits, choreographed numbers, and other prominent burlesque dancers Hazel Honeysuckle, Media Noche, Piper Marie, & Rosy Cheeks.

Fantasy

Designed in 2014 for Couples Cruise, Fantasy is an exotic interpretation on all that is sensual & erotic. This variety style show features contortionists, acro balancers, aerialists in acts that focus on the human experiences of love & lust.

Fleur de Tease

Trixie Minx's first & flagstaff production, Fleur de Tease started in September 2006 out of her desire to explore a more theatrical and comical side to burlesque within a group dynamic. With a cast of dancers, comedians, magicians, & aerialists Fleur de Tease brings a new elaborate theme show to One Eyed Jacks on Toulouse Street in New Orleans each month (formerly the ShimSham where Ronnie Magri & the Shimshammettes began). Fleur de Tease has become synonymous with the definition of New Orleans Burlesque and has been featured at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (with Preservation Hall, Better than Ezra), New Orleans Food & Wine Experience, Tales of the Cocktail, Voodoo Music Experience.

Artistic collaborations

  • Ascona Jazz Festival
  • Bella Blue
  • Better than Ezra
  • Boyfriend 69
  • Big Freedia
  • Big Sam's Funky Nation
  • Camel Toe Lady Steppers
  • Contemporary Arts Center
  • Dirty Bourbon River Show
  • DJ Rusty Lazer
  • Glen David Andrews
  • Helen Gillet
  • Katie Red
  • Meschiya Lake
  • New Orleans Bingo! Show
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Tennessee Williams Festival
  • Treme Brass Band
  • Tony Clifton & Comic Relief
  • Yard Dogs Road Show

Notable clients

  • Emeril Lagasse Foundation
  • Ink-N-Iron (Los Angeles)
  • Link Stryjewski Foundation
  • Naughty in N’awlins
  • New Orleans Food & Wine Experience
  • Porsche
  • Sailor Jerry
  • St-Germain
  • Tales of the Cocktail
  • Voodoo Music Experience

Modeling

Awards and titles

Year Award/Title
2008 HEEB Top 100
2009 New Orleans Magazine People to Watch
2011 Shalom Life Top 20 Jews in the Arts
2014 Music Advocate
2015 Empress of the Insane - Krewe Delusion
2015 Thrillist Best New Orleans Instagrams
2015 Host of the Big Easy Awards
2015 Thrillist 10 Sexiest Things to do in New Orleans
2015 Performer Healthcare Advocate
2015 Gambit's 40 under 40
2016 Greasing of the Poles Winner
2016 Inaugural Queen of the National Underwear Day Parade
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 21 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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