Maggie Cee is an artist, activist, dancer, writer, and educator committed to community and social change. She is the founder and artistic director of “The Femme* Show”, a ground-breaking touring variety show about queer femme identity and femininity. In addition to touring with “The Femme Show" and performing annually in Boston since 2007, performance credits include BarWotever (London), MondoHomo (Atlanta), the Dance Complex (Cambridge, MA), the Portland Fringe Festival (Portland, ME), the HOT Festival at Dixon Place (NYC), the 2008 and 2012 Femme Conferences, and the Stonewall Inn (NYC).
Maggie's current project, “Ladies at a Gay Girls' Bar, 1938-1969” premiered at the Providence Fringe Festival in 2019 and is available to tour. It takes the audience into a mid-20th century urban american gay girls’ (to use the parlance of the time) bar, using dance, soundscapes, oral history and fictional monologues to explore the emotional and experiential realities of fem women. The piece brings LGBTQ and allied communities to a deeper connection to queer history, situating audience members within a specific, formative time in history that laid a foundation for modern LGBTQ life and activism.
Maggie is an accomplished teacher and is available for workshops linking dance and LGBTQ history, as well as ballet and modern dance for all ages. She is passionate about age-appropriate dance education, dance for all genders and bodies, and a holistic approach to ballet.
*”femme” or “fem” is a culturally-specific term describing a lesbian or queer identified person who chooses a feminine gender presentation.