Please join us in welcoming performer and filmmaker Lux LaCroix to our board. Lux is an award-winning burlesque performer, professional dancer, choreographer, performance artist, and documentary filmmaker. Her talent, dedication to the art of burlesque, and commitment to the burlesque community make her a welcome addition to our board as we lean into the challenges posed by a post-COVID world.
Lux splits her time between New York and Los Angeles, performing regularly in both cities. As a dancer and choreographer she has worked with some of the biggest names in music. As a documentary filmmaker she has examined topics ranging from the use of the “N” word in American popular culture, women in punk and hard rock and the art, and the influence of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. She is currently channeling her documentary and photographic urges into performance art pieces that showcase dance to examine the Black experience in America.
Lux has been a featured performer in burlesque festivals all over the world. In 2008, she was awarded First Runner Up and Most Dazzling Performer at BHoF’s Miss Exotic World competition. In 2009 her burlesque-based performance art piece and tribute to the artist and musician Prince, titled, “Color Me Purple,” was featured at REDCAT’S Spring Studio program. It has been her signature piece since it’s conception, and she still performs it four to six times a month. Lux was voted one of the best burlesque performers in Los Angeles by TimeOut Magazine in 2013. In 2018 she started flexing her hosting muscles by stepping into her role as Femcee for LA based burlesque troupe, Bootleg Bombshells. You can find her dancing, talking and doing her thang on stages, tables, and an occasional parking lot pretty much every night of the week.