Fresh Meat 2017

Fresh Meat Festival Ad

Ad for Fresh Meat features three trans performersJune 15-17, 2017
Fresh Meat Productions presents
FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of trans & queer performance<
wheelchair accessible

Tickets: $15-25 sliding scale
Tickets and Info:

*ASL Interpretation: Fri June 16*

The 2017 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of transgender and queer performance is going to be HUGE! Advance tickets recommended. This year’s powerhouse lineup features artists from across the US performing vogue, hip hop, theater, bachata, contemporary dance, humor, spoken word, ballroom, bomba, live music and more!

Featuring Breanna Sinclairé, Devi Peacock, Elena Rose, Embodiment Project, Ernesto Palma & Robbie Tristan, House Of Energi, Jahaira & Angelica, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Shawna Virago, Sean Dorsey Dance, StormMiguel Florez, Tajah J, Taller Bombalele, and emcee Annalise Ophelian! Check website for nightly lineup.

After-show lobby-parties every night with DJ, go-go dancers, Fresh Meat photo booth, drinks and dancing follow the show every night. (Sean Dorsey, Artistic Director)


photo of Rotimi Agbabiaka Rotimi Agbabiaka is an actor, writer, director, and teaching artist who uses humor, glamor, and drama to challenge the status quo. He is a collective member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and has performed in theaters, parks, museums, nightclubs and on screens all over the Bay Area and beyond.
Angelica & Jahaira are Bachata dancers and instructors. They are trained by the prestigious Salsamania Dance Company and Inessence Dance Company.  In 2015 Jahaira & Angelica won 1st place in the Ladies Latin Dance Division at the World Latin Dance Cup.  Since then, Jahaira and Angelica have started teaching Bachata for AnD World Wide Dance Company.

photo of Angelica & Jahaira

Photo: Lydia Daniller

 photo of Embodiment Project Embodiment Project (EP) was founded by Nicole Klaymoon 2008 and is a resident company at the ODC Theater and Destiny Arts Center.  EP’s mission is to challenge systemic inequity by exploring issues of trauma, healing, womanist histories, race, and gender role dissolution; take street dance out of its traditional performance context and reinterpret it as concert dance; and share the origins, history and appreciation of hip hop dance culture through street dance, live song, spoken word, and theater.
StormMiguel Florez is a Xicanx trans singer-songwriter and filmmaker from the SF Bay Area via Albuquerque, New Mexico. His Southwest desert roots are deep and are a muse for his songs about family, death, loss, love, and your basic scorpionic woes.  photo of StormMiguel Florez
 photo of House of Energi House of Energi: Founded in 2002 in Washington, D.C., the House of Energi is a diverse family of dancers committed to the development and promotion of Vogue as an art form, lifestyle, and culture. Our mission is to be a positive force in people’s lives and to help create change — both on and off the dance floor.
Annalise Ophelian is an award-winning documentary filmmaker (MAJOR!, Diagnosing Difference), queer psychotherapist, and Chihuahua fetishist. She’s currently working on “Looking for Leia,” a documentary about Star Wars fangirls. and  photo of Annalise Ophelian
 photo of Devi Peacock Devi Peacock is the Executive and Artistic Director of Peacock Rebellion, a crew of queer and trans people of color who write comedy for social justice. Send them a love note ([email protected]) or cruise their work at
Elena Rose: Sweet-talking trans mestiza monster queen Elena Rose rode stories out of rural Oregon and hasn’t stopped burning since. An internationally-recognized preacher, poet, and educator, she has performed with the Fresh Meat Festival, Writers Resist, Mangos With Chili, Queer Rebels, Brouhaha, the Speak! Radical Women of Color Media Collective, and Girl Talk: A Trans and Cis Women’s Dialogue, which she co-curated; co-edited the book Queer and Trans Artists of Color, Volume 2, with Nia Levy King; and can be found on Twitter at @burnlittlelight.  photo of Elena Rose
 photo of Sean Dorsey Dance members Sean Dorsey Dance – Sean Dorsey is a trans/queer choreographer and dancer, and the founder and Artistic Director of Fresh Meat Productions. Recognized as the U.S.’ first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has toured his work to 26 cities across the US. Dorsey was named “San Francisco’s Best Dance Company” (SF Weekly) and was named one of the nation’s “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. He has been awarded four Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and the Goldie Award for Performance.
Breanna Sinclairé graduated from CalArts and SF Conservatory of Music (first transperson in the opera program). She has studied with Maria Fortuna, former Cirque du Soleil star Kate Conklin, and Ruby Pleasure. On the stage she has performed Mozart, Rameau, Bizet, Cavalli, Menotti, Meredith Monk (REDCAT LA) and Zachary Sharrin (MOCA LA). She has sung with the SF Gay Men’s Chorus, Fresh Meat Festival, and Oakland A’s first LGBT Pride Night 2015.

photo of Breanna Sinclairé

Photo: Kegan Marling

 photo of Tajah J Tajah J is a Contemporary R&B, Soul, EDM, and Pop artist. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and currently lives in the S.F Bay Area. As a black transgender multi-media artist and activist, Tajah J puts forth her experiences being formerly incarcerated, her love life, and her passion for trans empowerment as the essence of her music.
Robbie Tristan & Ernesto Palma are World Champion and Gay Games Gold Medalist Same Sex Ballroom dancers. They have been featured in the New York Times, Good Day LA, NBC Raw, LA Times Magazine and the LA Weekly. Tristan is the founder of Dance of America Foundation, a nonprofit that brings Ballroom Dance projects to at risk and LGBT youth. They live in New York City. and

photo of Robbie Tristan & Ernesto

Photo: Kegan Marling


photo of Shawna Virago

Photo: Lydia Daniller

Shawna Virago is a transgender trickster celebrated for her striking lyric-based songs. Her music twists together folk, punk and trans-americana, offering raw observations about survival in a predatory world, queer love, sticking up for the underdog, and gender rebels. Virago has performed as an out transwoman since the early 1990’s. Virago’s music has been profiled in publications, including Bitch Magazine, No Depression, OUT, The Advocate, SF Weekly and Curve Magazine, and on left-of-the-dial radio.
Taller Bombalele is a bomba ensemble directed by Denise Solis and Julia Cepeda. photo of Taller Bombalele