Jinx Kelly The siren tease of the Seven Seas, but graced with gams when she's on land.
An entertainer, storyteller, muse and artist extraordinaire, I dream of the days when a gal could join up with a vaudeville troupe and travel around having adventures that were sure to include Gene Kelly, Weeki Wachee mermaids, and tap dancing.
I grew up on stage, singing, dancing and acting--all with the hopes to bring a little more sunshine to the world. I've been performing professionally since 2005, when I started with pin-up and fetish modeling. From there, it was only a matter of time before I was whisked away to the wonder and enchantment of burlesque. I've studied burlesque with the lovely Vivenne VaVoom in Denver and with Madam Merci at Conscious Burlesque in Boulder. I've delighted in a class or two at Studio L'amour while visiting Chicago. In LA, I've studied with (and creepily idolized) "The Go All the Way Girl", Ms. Red Snapper as well as many other talented teachers and performers.
As a climate justice activist, I briefly studied marine biology at an inland college. I worked in veterinary medicine for several years specializing in exotic animals and wildlife rehabilitation. After nearly a decade in animal sciences, I transitioned into event, film and theater production.
I'm the tart with a heart and over the last 15 years, I've volunteered with many non-profits and charities. I also served as the Charity Coordinator for the very first Hollywood Burlesque Festival in 2013. I am a Climate Leader with the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. founded by former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore. I earned my NAUI Specialty Dive Mermaid certification in 2018. I currently use my mermaid persona to bring awareness to climate justice and plastic pollution solutions. In Spring of 2019, I became an Ocean Ranger with the Inland Ocean Coalition. I also completed the What Would Nature Do? program with boulder.earth—a hands-on course exploring the intersection between Social-Permaculture and Theory U--a change management method focused on leading from the future.
I adore obsessively talking about the impending zombie apocalypse, daleks, mermaids and unicorns. You can keep up with me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.