A trans woman taking ownership of her body can feel like such an insurmountable challenge, especially in a space as bodily-focused as dance.

Performer and Lizzo-collaborator Jayla Rose Sullivan is tearing that challenge up with aplomb.Before she hit her big media break, you could find Sullivan lip-syncing and hitting stunts for years at places like Hamburger Mary’s, Sinferno Cabaret, and drag brunches all over Portland.

Some might expect a big girl like Sullivan to do a walk and point number to some big brassy standard; instead, she serves you everything she has and more.Sullivan’s gymnast background and training in tap, jazz, ballet, and modern dance all undoubtedly lent themselves to her shows.