Faux Pas le Fae & Aurora North are a decadent duo made of Dance, Cirque and Sideshow. They have been described by critics as "the naughty lovechild of Modern Dance and a Burlesque Carnival” by nytheater.com. Their acts are delicious creations that audiences cannot unsee. Faux and Aurora are the Artistic Directors of Kinetic Cabaret Productions, and together produce EAT ME! A Variety Show at The Slipper Room, Queer Coney & Pixie Grit at Coney Island USA, and LESBO Variety Show at The Slipper Room. The Brides are featured at venues such as The Box/NYC, The Slipper Room, Coney Island USA, House of YES, Dixon Place, The Clocktower Cabaret/Denver, and Reveal Me at the Rivoli/Toronto. They have headlined at Fierce International Burlesque Festival, have appeared on the Golden Pasties Awards Show at New York Burlesque Festival, and have taught at The Toronto School of Burlesque. Faux and Aurora are the winners of the "The Great Showstoppers" Silver Tusk Award.
Faux Pas le Fae
"The Trigger Warning"
Faux Pas le Fae is believed to be the reincarnation of Ruth St. Denis. She is a Transgender Performance Artist, Choreographer, Host/Comedienne, Writer and Feminist Faerie advocate for social evolution. Faux has studied on scholarship at Pennsylvania Ballet, Gus Giordano Jazz/Chicago, and received her mentorship in Kurt Jooss/Tanztheater under Diana Moore. She received an MFA in Dance and Composition from Sam Houston State University, and a BSc in Dance, Anatomy and Kinesiology from Texas Tech University. Major performance credits include Seán Curran Company, Ballet Preljocaj’s “Paysage apres la bataille" at The Joyce, Justin Bond’s House of Whimsy at The Kitchen, The International New York Fringe, HotFest at Dixon Place, and Philly Fringe. She is regularly produced at The Box NYC, Bizarre Bushwick, and Coney Island USA. Faux teaches and choreographs throughout the country, has served on the Faculty of Houston Ballet Academy and as Director of Education for New York City Ballet. She is a 2015 CUNY Dance Initiative recipient and a 2016 Jerome Robbins Foundation Artist In Residence Grant at Dixon Place.
"The Little Shit"
Aurora North is a Dancer, Performance Artist, and Wellness Practitioner. Aurora received an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and a BFA in Dance and Dance Science from York University. Major performance highlights include KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre/Bryant Park Dance Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, The 92Y Harkness Dance Festival, HOTFest at Dixon Place, and Rochester Fringe Festival, as well as PULP/Radio City Music Hall, Michael Clark’s residency/Whitney Museum of American Art 2012 Biennial, and BodyStories Teresa Fellion Dance/Jazz at Lincoln Center. She is regularly produced at The Box NYC, The Slipper Room, House of YES, and Coney Island USA. Aurora is also certified in C-I Training (Conditioning With Imagery), created by Donna Krasnow, which incorporates conditioning exercises with visualization and imagery work for neuromuscular re-patterning and mind-body integration. In her daily life, Aurora has dedicated herself to health and wellness, and is currently the assistant manager at a bustling Physical Therapy clinic.