Vixen Noir is a rising SupaStar singer, songwriter and recording artist. With her in-your-face, kickass, raw talent and sexy-as-hell style, she burst onto the music scene with her debut single, Dangerous, in 2013! She describes her music as “alternative dance pop soul.” Her musical influences include Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Queen, Police, Billie Holiday, Madonna, Prince, Eurythmics—to name a few of the many. A major influence for Vixen is Deep House! She grew up on this music and says, “I want people to be moved deep down in their hearts, their spirits, their bodies by my music, the way House music moves me. So there will always be some element of House, however small or subtle, in my music.”
In addition to being a musical artist, Vixen is a talented performance artist, burlesque/striptease artist, dancer, spoken word artist/poetess, teacher, and director and producer of live theatre and sexy cabaret. She has been wowing audiences worldwide with her brand of entertainment and performance workshops, which serve her primary mission: to empower women in their 'erotic power' all over the world, so that they live true to their hearts and passions! Vixen’s performances are bold and unapologetic and inspire others to revel in their own power. She integrates her extensive dance and theatre background to create performances that range from sublime to raucous, raunchy to sensual, titillating to beautiful, and that are artistically compelling and visually stimulating. She is dedicated to using her artistry to build bridges across racial, social and economic divides and to inspire others to celebrate the diversity of gender and sexual expression.
From 1997 – 2006, Vixen was the founder and Artistic Director of liquidFIRE Productions, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization dedicated to the authentic representation of lesbian and queer women of color on stage. She was the mastermind behind the organization’s theatre company, The liquidFIRE Project, whose original productions focused on erotic power; and the always sold-out queer erotic cabaret, WET, which featured strip, burlesque, poetry, performance art, spoken word, comedy and musical acts. As Artistic Director of Luna Sea Women’s Performance Project in San Francisco from 1995 to 1998, Vixen produced and directed several festivals and theatre productions including Women of Colour Month which featured Juke Joint, Sistahs Singin’ and the first incarnations of The Liquid Fire Project; Disputed Territory, featuring performances that addressed gender identity and the sex work industry; and the play Skin: the Black and White of It in which African American and White lesbians explored racism.
During several artist residencies from 1999 – 2002, Vixen created the workshop series Unleash Your Fire, designed to empower women to awaken, reclaim and celebrate their “erotic power” through performance, including theatre, poetry/spoken word, burlesque, dance and other creative expressions. In 2008, after years of refining UYF methods and to further her goals of empowering women in their sexuality all over the world, Vixen created Unleash Your Fire Performance Project for Women. So far, she has facilitated workshops throughout the USA and Australia.
Vixen successfully toured her one-woman show, “Sweet Deliverance” in Australia in 2009 and has been featured in the Australian Magazines: Slit, Scavenger (online), Dirty Queer Magazine, BNews and on the cover of Cherry Magazine. In the U.S., she has been featured in Curve and Girlfriends Magazines, and on Q TV.