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Vixen Noir is a rising SupaStar singer, songwriter, recording artist and performance artist who’s been wowing audiences worldwide with her in-your-face, kickass, sexy-as-hell brand of entertainment. In 2013, she burst onto the music scene with her debut single, Dangerous, to rave reviews! She released her follow up single, Lusty Lady, in May 2014. Her much-anticipated debut EP, DANGEROUS dropped January 19, 2015!
Vixen describes her music as “alternative dance pop soul.” Her musical influences include Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Queen, Police, Billie Holiday, Madonna, Eurythmics; more current influences include Amy Winehouse, Pink, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Jessie J. Another influence for Vixen is Deep House music, from Chicago House to New York House to Detroit House! No stranger to working the dance floor, Vixen says, “Dancing to House music is like my church! I get completely lost in the music and reemerge revitalized! I want people to be moved deep down by my music, the way House music moves me.”
In addition to being a music and performance artist, Vixen is also a talented burlesque/striptease artist, dancer, spoken word artist/poetess, teacher, and director and producer of live theatre and sexy cabaret. Her performances are bold and unapologetic and inspire others to revel in their own power. Vixen integrates her extensive dance and theatre background to create performances that range from sublime to raucous, raunchy to sensual, provocative to humble, 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 Color 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.
In 2007, Vixen created Unleash Your Fire Performance Project for Women, a theatrical workshop program designed to empower women to awaken, reclaim and celebrate their “erotic power” while simultaneously developing performance skills. She has facilitated workshops throughout the USA and Australia.
Vixen successfully toured her one-woman show, “Sweet Deliverance” in San Francisco and Australia in 2009 and has been featured in the Australian Magazines: Slit, Scavenger, 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.