Michael Cross Burke

New York City performance artist, professor, dancer, writer.
Lover of unicorns, Anne Frank, literature, the body, living history museums, and so much more.

Michael Cross Burke
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While Michael is NYC-based, his award-winning queer performance repertory of sexy, edgy, political and humorous solo pieces have been presented nationally.

Michael won a “Best Performance” award from All Out Arts & New Village Productions in 2003.

Michael’s film credits include:

  • “Bulldog in the White House”
  • “Between Something and Nothing”
  • “XX”
  • “Vortex”
  • “Skull & Bones”
  • “Dirtyglitter: 1 Damien” (principle)
Michael is the Director of the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program, has been a professor at Trinity College since 2001, and regular guest artist at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He was a dance curator for Dixon Place, and resident artist at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place, The New Britain Museum of Art and SUNY Purchase.

Michael Cross Burke, and bathing beauty Anna Lucia
photo: Krys Fox  

“Burke’s powerful delivery and undiluted message is awe-inspiring.”
       - Andrew Bottomly, The Hartford Courant

“I love Michael Burke! His honesty and naughty Tin Tin-meets-Candide queer narratives are a joy. He performs with an unflinching honesty about the complexities and em-bare-ass-ments of homo life! A thorough pleasure.”
       - Tim Miller, Performance Artist

“Michael Burke has a stand-up’s timing and a dancer’s grace.”
       - Patrick Rapa, Philadelphia City Paper

“A slick and edgy performance artist to watch out for. It is amazing how much he can accomplish in just one hour.”
       - Bill Kaiser, The Purple Circuit

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