Spunky ballerina-turned-award-winning-burlesquer Sasparilla Foxx sits down with MJ to talk about what it was like growing up at a ballet live-in school, her transition to professional dancing, the performer's life of many no's that gets one to the yes, what life is really like on a cruise ship as well as her Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival, her dance school and home base in Quesnel, British Columbia.
Sasparilla Foxx has been dancing her whole life, and since 2011 the glamtastic sassbomb has been WOWING the burlesque world! She’s a powerhouse on and off stage. A captivating dancer, she delivers diverse performances from high kicking, high energy crowd pleasers, to slow, sultry sexiness. On occasion, you can even catch Harry the Hound, Sasparilla’s drag persona who is always on the hunt for love and laughter. No matter what dance style Sasparilla decides to showcase within an act, you can be sure she will pull you in and take you on a journey you won’t soon forget.
Miss Foxx loves providing budding burlesquers with the tools to take their visions from the studio to the stage. Through her dance studio, The Foxx Academy of Sass and otherwise known as Gold Pan City Dance, she cultivates the creative community in the Cariboo area and beyond to the virtual world. She has been delighted to be able to tour as a performer, teacher and choreographer. Sasparilla has shared a variety of fantastic burlesque shows and workshops in Quesnel, Williams Lake, Prince George, Fort St. James, Nelson, Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. She has founded and mentored five BC troupes but is best known as the Head Mistress of the wildly entertaining burlesque troupe, The Foxxie Follies. For the past five years, Sasparilla has produced monthly Foxxie Follie shows in Quesnel, B.C. and Prince George, B.C.! The troupe has participated in many BC Performing Art Festivals and has toured as far as Toronto.
Some of Sasparilla’s performance highlights have been headlining the Calgary International Burlesque Festival in 2017 and headlining the Kootenay Burlesque Festival in 2018. She is the founder and director of Quesnel’s Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival. This year Sasparilla Foxx was awarded three titles from Burlypicks Solid Gold. Master of Lip Sync, Master of Collaboration and GOLD for best overall in Canada. Miss Foxx is a true force to be reckoned with and she loves to share her performance art knowledge and passion of burlesque with those who desire it. Sasparilla Foxx is going to shimmy, shake, bump and grind her way across the stage and straight into your heart!
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