Trixie Little is an internationally known, award-winning “pint-size powerhouse” who has pioneered circus-cabaret since 2002. A master of innovation, she creates character-driven performances that combine acrobatics, striptease and humor to outrageous effect. In 2015, Trixie was crowned the Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, the highest honor in that field. Trixie’s current work includes a self-produced colorful online yoga video called "Temple of Happiness;" and writing/producing a play called “The Queen of Everything.” This play is an original fairy tale about a milkmaid who lives inside of Cuckoo Clock, where she is obligated to “water” a Garden of Dicks with her breast milk every hour until she is transported to a magical forest to find her freedom. For 13 years, she toured as a duo act with The Evil Hate Monkey; a career that began at a punk rock club in Baltimore, took them to circus school, brought numerous TV appearances in 6 different countries, 4 international tours of their own cabaret show and garnered them a residency at New York’s experimental incubator, Ars Nova Theater. Their creative collaborations on and offstage are the subject of the feature length documentary “Us Naked: Trixie and Monkey,” which won Best Documentary at the Coney Island and DocFeed Film Festivals (currently available on Amazon). Champion of the weird and eccentric, Trixie's work is dedicated to bringing outsider art to the inside by making a game out of transforming taboos and bucking conventions. Trixie is a creative risk taker, using fantasy and imagination to embody realness and authenticity; seamlessly combining strength and vulnerability, humor and sexuality, glamour and power; bringing the technicolor treasures of her heart and soul onto the stage, page and screen.
The mind of Trixie Little is a laboratory of limitless imagination. Disarmingly charming, Trixie playfully pokes you, asking you to give your soul what it longs for: permission to be free. She dares you to play, to answer the archetypal 'call to adventure' and to cross the threshold to find our individuality, eccentricity, sexual freedom and FUN. The artist, in a healthy society, can be both healer and magician. Many artists often grow up as the outcasts and the "ugly ducklings" who try to fit into a conventional society to which they don't belong, denying aspects of themselves, staying small and hiding. Artists must first heal the "ugly duckling," and then they are free to make REAL magic! Trixie is a true artist, she mines her imagination, lives an unconventional life of her own design, and seeks to explore the frontier of possibility free from limitation, in order to bring back the gold from her soul to share it with the world.
Trixie Little is the performing persona of Beatrix Keri Burneston. Raised on the eastern shore of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, Trixie was a rebellious and eccentric teenager who attempted to squeeze every drop of excitement out of sleepy country life; which was populated more with farmers and fisherman than the rock-n-roll and punk bands and bohemian revolutionaries she admired. Her maverick artistic career began in the quirky city of Baltimore, where she founded a nonprofit, called Fluid Movement, that staged Busby Berkley inspired water ballets and rollerskating show in public parks with large casts of community performers. She was awarded an Open Society Institute Fellowship that supported a 2 year project to make the organization stable without its founder and it's still going today. Next, she attended circus school for two years and spent 13 years touring as part of a successful duo act with The Evil Hate Monkey. Seasoned for 10 years in the downtown New York burlesque and nightclub scene, Trixie was influential in the burlesque and circus revivals by pioneering her own style of physical story telling that has won her the title Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World and Best Burlesque Duo at Burlesque Hall of Fame. By playfully layering glamour, sexuality and humor with a raw, wild, punk rock spirit, Trixie unravels taboos about sex, love and power and questions societal expectations of female behavior. It’s a radical act to truly be yourself in this world; she is a living reminder to embrace your weirdness by knowing yourself deeply and expressing it fearlessly.
Trixie now makes her magic in Los Angeles.