Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation (Mr. Twister for short) is a Chicago based award winning entertainer & male burlesque performer. Having the background in both music and dance, Mr. Twister has started performing burlesque in 2015 out of hunger to explore his creativity and to change gender stereotypes. Through his signature movement style and choreography, in each of his acts he tells a unique and narrative story that takes the performance art to a new level. Approaching female-dominated burlesque community as an alley and a guest, he also teaches classes and workshops to promote positive masculinity in burlesque. And with the side interests in pole dancing and belly dancing, he expands his talent far and beyond the burlesque scene.
Why walk when you can dance!
Mr. Twister, he is the Maximus Sinsation of Burlesque who likes to get things twisted, and his influence in making America sexy again is proven.
He was a member of burlesque troupe Better Boobie Bureau from 2015-2017, as well as various other burlesque productions in the Windy City. Mr. Twister has performed on the stage of many Chicago local hot spots, also in many other cities across the United States.
Titles & awards:
Brew-HaHa! 2017 – for the most comedic act at Burlesque Burlesque Burlesque 2017
Burlesque Festival appearances:
- Oregon Burlesque Festival 2016 & 2017 – Portland, OR
- Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival 2016 – Knoxville, TN
- Michigan Burlesque Festival 2016 & 2017 – Detroit, MI
- Wisconsin Male Burlesque Festival 2016 – Madison, WI
- Vermont Burlesque Festival 2017 – Burlington, VT
- The Great Burlesque Exposition 2017 – Cambridge, MA
- Houston Burlesque Festival 2017 – Houston, TX
- Dallas Burlesque Festival 2017 – Dallas, TX
- Empire Burlesque Festival 2017 – Ithaca, NY
- Mile High Burlesque Fest 2017 – Denver, CO
- Texas Qeerlesque Festival 2017 – Dallas, TX
- Pensilvania Burlesque Festival 2017 – Jim Thorpe, PA
- Burlesque Burlesque Burlesque 2017 – Asheville, NC
- Discordia Burlesque Festival 2017 – Greensboro, NC