Sadie Hawkins is Atlanta’s gravity-defying fireball. A burlesque aerialist, fire performance artist, and producer, her acts are charged with a sensuality and a sense of humor whether she’s in the air, on stage or afire.
Since her debut in 2004, Sadie has been entertaining audiences both as a solo performer and with troupes counted among the best of Atlanta. Currently an independent performer, Sadie travels extensively as a featured performer at corporate events, festivals and local productions.
Sadie travels extensively to perform at corporate events, festivals and local productions. She collaborates with several performance groups, and is co-founder of the Flight of Swallows improv movement+music collective. As a producer, Sadie works to provide opportunities for performers and audiences to push outside their comfort zones. Her productions include Last Pasties Standing, an improv burlesque game show; the Cheap Thrills! series of DIY-on-a-budget variety shows, The Men's Room showcase of male-presenting burlesque, and many more well-received shows she produces regularly. She is also the Branch Manager of Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Atlanta and co-producer of Naked Girls Reading Atlanta.
Multi-disciplinary producer and entertainer offering a range of skills, including burlesque, fire and aerial performance.
Burlesque Entertainer Neo-Burlesque Performer, Producer & Special Event Talent 2005-Present
Independent Producer (non-troupe/company shows, noted below):
Last Pasties Standing (improv burlesque game show) 2014-Present
Cheap Thrills 2015-Present
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, Atlanta branch manager 2015-Present
Naked Girls Reading, Atlanta franchise (co-producer) 2015-Present
Various burlesque and variety productions throughout Atlanta 2011-Present
The Men's Room 2016-2018
Alabama Burlesque Festival – Featured Performer 2012 & 2013
Asheville Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival 2008-2010, Featured/Headline Performer 2012 - 2017, 2019
Atlanta Fringe Festival 2012, 2014 & 2015
Bluegrass Burlexpo - Featured Performer 2013
Colorado Burlesque Festival 2013
The Festival of Doom, Columbia SC 2014
Shamelessly Hot, Columbia SC - Featured/Headline Performer 2014-2017
Southern Fried Burlesque Festival – Featured Performer 2012 - 2015
Suncoast Burlesque Festival, St. Petersburg 2012
Show-Me Burlesque Festival, St. Louis 2011-2013
Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival – Headliner 2013, Featured Performer 2015
Aerialist In Variety Shows, Festivals, Nightclubs, Private Events 2008-Present
Fire Performer In Variety Shows, Festivals, Nightclubs, Private Events 2009-Present
Hot Toddies Cabaret Fire, Aerial & Costumed Talent 2009-Present Feature Production: “Toddie Tales” (Atlanta Fringe Festival) 2012
Flight of Swallows (cofounder) Improvisational Collaboration: Music + Movement 2009-Present Key events:
Black Box 2019
Corona Borealis (Atlanta Fringe Festival, Art on the Beltline) 2016
Cloudsphere, a funded project for Art on the Beltline 2015
Atlanta Fringe Festival production "Hours of the Longest Night" 2014
Big Bang Ball 2012
The Brazil act, The Future of Tomorrow 2010
Bang! Launch 2010
The Carnivalesque Roadshow 2014 Touring company member, burlesque and aerial performance.
Freaksheaux to Geaux 2014-2015 Touring company member, burlesque and aerial performance.
7 Stages: Krampus 2011-2017 Various roles in annual production at Atlanta theater.
Blast-Off Burlesque Cofounder, Producer, Performer 2006-2012 Burlesque Festivals: Asheville Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival 2009-2010 Recurring Events: Taboo-La-La 2010-2012 Silver Scream Spook Show 2006-2010
“World Tour” 2011
“Holidazed & Confused” 2011
“The Future of Tomorrow” 2010
“Stimulus Package” 2010
“Mysterious Mysteries of the Unknown” 2009
“Go West!” 2008
Doll Squad Stagehand, Burlesque Performer 2004-2006
TV/Film, Music Videos & Commercials:
Satisfaction Season 1, Episode 8 "Through Security" Burlesque Performer 2014
Arash & Sean Paul “She Makes Me Go” Fire Performer/Aerialist 2012
Sir Rock “Bottles & Sparklers” Fire Performer 2012
EvaFe “Oxygen (High Rock Remix)” Fire Performer 2012
Future featuring T.I. “Magic” Fire Performer 2011
Skeletonwitch “Bringers of Death” Costumed Character 2010
Sony Vaio Adult Swim Demonstrator 2010
Specializing in Aerial Hoop/Lyra, Dance Lyra/Trapyra, Tippy Lyra, Mini-Lyra, Aerial Net, Sling/Hammock, Aerial Frame, Improvised/Custom Apparatus (including Teardrop, Half-Lyra, Stage Sling/Roundsling, Aerial Star/Chandelier, Silks/Trapeze Hybrid, Chains, Aerial Saddle), and Harness. Additional experience includes Cloud Swing, Silks, Aerial Rope, Trapeze, and Still Rings.
Fire & Glow Performer:
Fire Dance, Eating & Body Transfers. Growing fire toolset includes: Fans, Torches, Palm Torches, Floating Orb, Fire Fingers, and Baton. Glow tools include: Fans, Palm Torches, Baton.
Burlesque & Other Specialties:
Go-Go Dance, Feather Fan Dance, Chair Dance, Glitter Show, Striptease, Tassel Twirling, Body Paint Model, Figure Model, Living Statue/Tableau, Costumed/Theme Character Mingle.
Select Performance Venues
(in Atlanta metro unless noted):
7 Stages, 200 Peachtree, The 51, Alcove Gallery, AllWays Lounge (New Orleans), Ambient+ Studio, Argosy, Bart Webb Studios, Bella Nightclub, Bellissima, The Brickyard at Marietta Station, Cafe Istanbul (New Orleans), Callanwolde Arts Centre, Casa Loma Ballroom (St. Louis, MO), CMFA Black Box (Columbia, SC), Cosmic Charlie's (Lexington, KY), Creative Alliance (Baltimore, MD), Downtown Arts Center (Lexington, KY), Eclipse di Luna, Elliott Street Pub, Eyedrum, Five Points Station Amphitheater, Five Spot, Fluor Field (Greenville, SC), Flying Monkey Arts Center at Lowe Mill (Huntsville, AL), Georgia Aquarium, Goat Farm, Gold Room, The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC), The Hambidge Center (Rabun Gap, GA), The Hartness Estate (Greenville, SC), Haymarket Whiskey Bar (Louisville, KY), Hellenic Center, LAB (Asheville, NC), Lakewood Theatre (Dallas, TX), Limelight (Nashville, TN), Livingston, Marathon Music Works (Nashville, TN), The Millenium Center (Winston-Salem, NC), Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, AL), North Carolina Stage Company (Asheville, NC), Odditorium (Asheville, NC), Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (Oklahoma City), Opera, Opera House Live (Sheperdstown, WV), Orange Peel (Asheville, NC), Red Light Cafe, Reign Nightclub, Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, Seattle Aquarium (Seattle, WA), Shelter, Smith's Olde Bar, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, TN), Southland Ballroom (Raleigh, NC), Stage 5 Theatre (Columbia, SC), Star Bar, STATS, St. Petersburg Nights (St. Petersburg, FL), Strand Theatre (Marietta), Tapp's on Main Street (Columbia, SC), Tongue & Groove, Trolley Barn, Twain’s, Venkman's, Ventana’s, W Hotel Buckhead, W Hotel Downtown Atlanta, Wild Bill's
A selection of video of signature acts from over the years.