Kixxi’s love of dance and performing started at the age of 5, after seeing Pacific Northwest Ballet’s famous Nutcracker. Growing up in the Seattle area, she trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and musical theater. Dancing competitively until the age of 18, she has entertained audiences internationally, as well as charmed sports fans as an NBA Dancer for 5 years. Having studied dance at the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts and Westlake Dance Center, Erika continued performing and began teaching tap, jazz and lyrical throughout the Northwest. After relocating to San Diego, she took in her first burlesque show and was immediately enthralled by the liberation and freedom each performance displayed. Kixxi Galore was conceived soon after and west coast audiences have been left breathless by her high kicks and signature splits ever since. She has been sharing her love of burlesque and unique performance style by teaching burlesque and cabaret for over 9 years. She is the artistic director of Voila! Entertainment, a performance company that can be caught on stage all over San Diego and North County. She loves inspiring women to find their inner goddess and empowering them to feel confident in their bodies.