Jacqueline Boxx

Patient Leader

In 2017, Jacqueline Boxx became the first performer to ever compete in a wheelchair for a title at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender. Her background before disability involved trapeze, circus, hooping, cabaret, theater, bellydance, swing dance, ballet, and numerous other kinds of performance art. Her mobility decreased gradually and these performance outlets lessened as well until she burst back onto the stage in 2015 with a renewed feeling of partnership with her disabled body. Her acts are all related in some way to her experiences with chronic pain and limited mobility, and she strives to bring attention through glamour and spectacle to disability. She is: Miss Disa-burly-TEASE!


Ellicott City, MD


Rookie of the Year

Jacqueline Boxx is a burlesque dancer who performs in a wheelchair. She learned to take her diagnosis from a depressing set of limitations & turn it into a source of pride and an expression of beauty. Her work teaches not to makeassumptions based on appearance; her message - I'm not sexy DESPITE EDS or my wheelchair; I am sexy WITH them - inspires.  — Sarah

Jacqueline Boxx

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