The unstoppable Rocket Queen is a prominent fixture in the Portland Oregon strip club and performance art scene. Since her foray into the Rose City's famous strip club industry in 2006, she has gained local fame as an entertainer who prompts audience members to say things like: "Her dancing is so emotive and entertaining I forgot she was taking off her clothes." She has danced in Portland at various clubs in "The Rose City" including Devils Point (where she spent seven years helping to establish their "world famous Stripparaoke" night), Lucky Devil Lounge, Union Jacks, Sassy's, Kit Kat Club, Dante's Sinferno Cabaret, and is now a fixture at Mary's Club, the longest-running strip club on the US west coast. Her experiences in the business led her to write a series of short story books: They Call Me Rocket: Stories of a Rose City Stripper. She has also had her writing work published by industry magazine Exotic and in Nasty Anthology by Kingshot Press.
Often billed as "The Heavy Metal Hellfire of Burlesque" Rocket Queen is the co-founder of Sign of the Beast Burlesque, the first ever burlesque troupe dedicated to performing exclusively to heavy metal music, established in 2010 with Vera Mysteria.In 2016 Rocket and co-producer Hai Fleisch started METALESQUE FEST ™, the annual festival of performance art and metal music. The festival is a three day event with burlesque, fire entertainers, drag, aerial artists, circus, sideshow performers and an air guitar contest that now draws performers from all over the world. She is also co-founder/producer of Black Lodge Burlesque: Cabaret Inspired by David Lynch since 2011, and several other productions (see bottom of page for a list).
Although she is best know for her fierce metal-inspired neo-burlesque numbers, Rocket Queen has a wide range of performance styles suitable for all kinds of events. She is just as comfortable being a glamorous classic showgirl dripping in sparkles as she is performing neo-burlesque acts clad chains and leather and other more darkly-themed looks.Born in Fort Worth, Rocket grew up in various locales in Texas including Dallas, Austin, Desoto and Killeen. Her family relocated to western Michigan where she earned a degree at Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center at Grand Valley State University.
Since moving to the west coast she has earned state certifications in personal training, cosmetology,
conflict managementand project management in Oregon as well as a writing degree from Portland State University. She has worked as a project manager and a gallery coordinator, but considers stripping to be her greatest education and most rewarding career. Though she has lived in Portland Oregon for for 12 years
and counting, she also considers Texas her home.
As a Producer:
Sign of the Beast Burlesque (co-founder and co-producer) since 2011. Metalesque Fest (co-producer) since 2016
Black Lodge Burlesque (co-founder and co-producer) since 2011. Twin Peaks Dance Party PDX (co-producer) since 2016Muppets Burlesque PDX (producer) 2014-2017, Cannabis Cabaret PDX (producer) 2014-2016
Portland Burlesque Marathong (co-producer) since 2017
As Performer or Emcee:
Dantes Sinferno Cabaret (since 2008) Portland OR, Rue Royale Burlesque, Portland OR, Anthology of Erotic Esoterica, Seattle WA, Miss Minsky's, Eugene OR, Hubba Hubba Revue, San Francisco CA, Burlescape, Portland OR, Whoopee Live! Portland OR, Circus Church, Portland OR, Va Va Doom Burlesque, Austin TX, Oregon Burlesque Festival, Portland ORNaughty Bit Burlesque, Portland OR, Rock Candy Burlesque, Olympia WA,
Poetry Brothel (touring), Queer Horror, Portland ORDark Matter Productions, Portland OR, Hub City Shimmy, Centralia WA, UnNatural Redhead Productions, Seattle WA, Starting Point, Portland OR, Shock Opera: The Alice Cooper Story (touring), Quignolfest, Portland OR, Living Dead Con, Portland OR, Crypticon, Seattle WA, VooDoo Room Burlesque, Astoria WA, Dr. Sketchy's, Austin TX Overlook Film Festival, Portland OR, Burlynomicon at Lovecraft Bar, Portland OR, Oregon Tattoo Expo, Cabaret de Caliente, Portland OR, Big Dick's House of Big Boobs (touring), Miss Kennedy's Theater of Burlesque, Portland OR, The Suicide Girls Blackhearts Burlesque , Peep Show (Portland OR), All Hallows Tease Burlesque Weekender, Portland OR