#24 in the Burlesque Top 50 2018, 21st Century Magazine (recognized in the Top 50 2016, 2017, 2018) PRINCESS of BURLESQUE (1st Runner Up), Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Tournament of Tease 2017 Duchess of Burlesque (2nd Runner Up), Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Tournament of Tease 2016 Lavender Community Award - Lavender Magazine 2015 "Most Dazzling Dancer" Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Tournament of Tease 2013 "100 Women We Love" GO Magazine2013
The "Sexquisite Powerhouse" known as Sweetpea is hailed as a conductor of vibrant electricity, known for fierce looks, jaw-dropping musicality, and the ability to seduce any room or stage. She began her burlesque love affair in 2004, and has since become a headlining international icon. Named #24 in the 2018 top 50 burlesque figures in the world, she's a six-time competitor at the Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) and holds the titles of Princess of Burlesque (2017), Duchess of Burlesque (2016), and Most Dazzling Dancer (2013). "The Energizer Honey" is also BHoF's Head of Legends Matters and produces the Titans of Tease Legends Showcase, is the director of The Vigilantease Collective, and mentors performers around the world.
Her Royal Sweetness was a pioneer of the Twin Cities’ Neo-Burlesque movement, helping to create and direct Lili's Burlesque Revue, as well as starring in revues, cabarets, and variety shows across town. She has since been in print, film, plays, and has performed across the US and the globe, headlining numerous festivals such as Vienna Boylesque Festival, Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival, Colorado Burlesque Festival, Freezing Tassel Burleque Festival , New York Nerdlesque Festival, Phoenix Comicon, Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival, New York Burlesque Festival, Vancouver Burlesque Festival, New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Show-Me Burlesque Festival, and many more. As a burlesque superfan herself, she is honored to meet and celebrate new artists as well as share top billing alongside the best performers in the industry.
She loves to put on events as much as she does taking off her clothes. As a producer she's credited with the Titans of Tease Legends Showcase and Head of Legend Matters (BHoF), Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival, Grown & Sexy Pride, Diversi-Tease, and countless other shows, fundraisers, dance parties – even weddings. [Sweet Soirée]
Sweetpea is also out to advocate and motivate! She is a proud spokesperson for such charity events as Dining Out for Life, lends her talents to organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Human Rights Campaign, and Minnesotans United for All Families, and was a facilitator and personal trainer for Rainbow Health Initiative's Pounds-4-Pride campaign.
Sweetpea's mission is to nurture and promote the experience of succulent, multifaceted, full-spectrum living by caring for, connecting to, and fully inhabiting our bodies (especially by revealing them). When not onstage baring & sharing her love of life, she's working to help others discover, nurture & express theirs through mentoring, teaching tease-tactics & performance art, and overall wellness. [Studio Sweet]