2024 HOSTS

Carlos Basquiat

Carlos Basquiat now has loved the art of dance for as far back as he can remember. Born into a Puerto Rican family in The Bronx, music was not only around him–it ran in his blood.  At the age of 11, Carlos ( Born Carlos Ivan Irizarry) began dancing with a performance company in The Bronx by the name of “La Luz” which translated into English as “The Light”.

Jonte’ Moaning

Who collaborates with Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and BLACKPINK, has immaculate dance technique, flawless fashion serves, and pioneering androgynous vibes in heels? Realize and recognize there can only be one correct answer: Jonté.

Julius Caeser

Julius Ferreira better known to the world of nightlife as Julius Caeser was born and raised in Queens, New York. Since young he has always been a social butterfly. Just never knew how to put it to good use until he entered event production. Through producing events he was not only able to put his social and networking skills to use but was also able to provide not just a good time to the community but a safe space for us to express ourselves for over 15 years and doesn’t look like he’s stopping anytime soon. Stay tuned for what he has planned next.

2024 HEADLINERS

Antaeuz Y La Santa Luz

Antaeuz aka Anthony Rodriguez has been a resident performer since a young age at Queens Pride. He has been a performer for over nineteen years and as stage manager for twelve years. He is honored to be back with The New Queens Pride with his dance company La Santa Luz to share in a community concert headlining experience.

Arturo Mugler

ARTURO LYONS (aka Icon Arturo Miyake-Mugler) is a choreographer based in New York. Finding dance in school at a young age, he has studied Hip Hop, Vogue, Reggae, and Street Jazz, combining them to form his own signature style. He has also learned music as a DJ and to cdreate his own dance tracks. He has choreographed for multiple New York showcases: The Carnival Choreographers Ball, Sybarite: Love Is Love, The Doll House Sirens After Dark, and Dance Harlem as well as produced the Off-Broadway Vogue 4 Your Life which premiered fall 2019 and aimed to showcase vogue on a broader scale with an aim for a worldwide tour. Recently, Arturo joined HBO Max’s new hit show Legendary as a choreographer in its pilot season and returned leading the House of Miyake Mugler to victory as the $100,000 Ultimate Superior House on Season 2.

Cyannie Lopez

Cyannie “The Puerto Rican Princess” is a transgender women who was born in Arecibo Puerto Rico. She is supported always by her Birth mother Olga Rosado. who is the reason why Cyannie is who she is today. She is currently living in New Jersey. And not only traveling state to state entertaining different crowds she is also a first responder as a Registered Nurse she been in the field for over 6 years. On top of that she has also hosted numerous of pageants and judge competitions. she herself has been hosting her own drag show for over 10 years in New Hope Pennsylvania on top of entertaining. she is also a pageant queen with over 39 titles under her belt. She loves being a mother figure for new upcoming entertainers she loves the stage and what she does her mission is. She will continue to strive for success and continue to follow her dreams and goals.

Julian Austin

Coming back for his 4th Queens Pride – Julian Austin is excited to be The New Queens Pride 2024 Headliner! He has travel from Shanghai to Thailand with choreography and touch down as one of the NBA’s official Brooklyn Nets dancers at the Barclay’s Center. He has also recently worked with artists such as Jess Glynne, Paris Hilton and Coi Leray. After finishing his second season on the court he is ready to share with you his new music and a performance you will never forget.

Pixie Aventura

Pixie Aventura has been living in New York City since 2009. Originally from Miami, Pixie has always focused on a life of entertainment. Pixie has become known as the Latin dancing- lip sync slaying- Diva of Manhattan. Pixien has several weekly shows, ranging from solo acts, duo shows, and large ensemble productions. Recently, Pixie performed with Madonna for Pride 2022 and her Celebration tour (2024) as her guest in Mexico City. Pixie has also been the opening act for WigStock 2.0, worked with John Leguizamo as the legendary character, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Featured in the Pepsi “It’s a New York Thing” campaign and has traveled internationally for several Drag performances. You can follow her on all social media platforms under @PixieAventura .

The MasterZ At Work

The MasterZ At Work is a dance collective founded by  and under the direction of Courtney “Balenciaga” Washington. The MasterZ is known for their diverse performances, ranging from jazz to contemporary to African dance and everything in between. The MasterZ operates like a close-knit family, which only strengthens the performance quality and allows them to be “clean and dynamic,” two things they are most known for bringing to the stage. The group comprises many young adults who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. The MasterZ At Work is known as a staple in the NYC dance industry.

2024 GROUP PERFORMERS

80s Iconography by Marc Nuñez

MARC NUÑEZ (he/him) is a queer Filipinx-American, Queens-based Director, Choreographer, and Dancer. Professionally, Marc has danced for Rihanna, Todrick Hall, Donald McKayle’s Etude Ensemble, Mike Esperanza’s BARE Dance Company and Entity Contemporary Dance, as well as played roles in musicals including Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan (international tour) and Disney’s Newsies.

Cheer
New York

Cheer New York is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised of all-volunteer LGBTQ+ and ally cheerleaders. Our mission is to use our athletic and philanthropic abilities to empower and affect change in our communities through charitable action. Since Cheer New York was founded in 2001, we have been serving the Tri-State Area by inspiring and encouraging audiences wherever we perform and by raising money for locally-based LGBTQ+ charities through our New York Spirit Fund.

Elektric
Paradise

Excited to be touching The New Queens Pride Stage for the first time as a full cast – Elektric Paradise is the New Era of Queer Entertainment. Featuring the works of Vanity Q and Bambi, Julian Austin has co-produced with this amazing cast, a tribe of dancers, drag queens and choreographers to bring you a show unmatched in our community. From beach balls to palms trees, everything about this production will make you feel like you’re in Elektric Paradise!

Gotham
Cheer

GOTHAM CHEER is a nonprofit adult cheerleading team created to support our community, particularly homeless LGBTQ youth. Their diverse service-oriented LGBTQIA+ members aim to be leaders in New York City through their volunteer work & community service! Follow their great work online @GothamCheer.

CATS “The Jellicle Ball”

A radical reimagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Inspired by the Ballroom culture that roared out of New York City over 50 years ago and still rages around the world. Staged as a spectacularly immersive competition by Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalChicken & Biscuits) and PAC NYC Artistic Director Bill Rauch (All the Way), with all-new Ballroom and club beats, runway-ready choreography, and an edgy eleganza makeover that moves the action from junkyard to catwalk.  Come one, come all, and celebrate the joyous transformation of self at the heart of Cats and Ballroom culture itself.

New York City Gay Men’s Chorus

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus is comprised of more than 280 talented singers of various ages, backgrounds, and experiences. We sing to challenge perceptions of the LGBTQIA+ community, to combat fear and hatred, encourage compassion and human connection, and to thrill with the superb quality of our sound. Through the power of this sound, and our spectacular performances, we are fearless champions for love, equality, and acceptance.

Photo credit: Marget Long

Queensboro Dance Festival

The award-winning Queensboro Dance Festival is back at Queens Pride while on tour throughout the borough, presenting all Queens-based dance groups and uplifting the amazing diversity of Queens! Today they’re bringing 3 out of the 25 companies on tour. Please welcome CarNYval Dancers, Ricardo Osorio ‘El Niño,’ and San Simon Sucre NY, and follow @queensborodancefestival for their free performances this summer.

The Cultural Arts Center

The WHAS Cultural Arts Center, located in northern Manhattan, serves the community with year round programs for the entire family. Our dance programs provide young hopeful dancers with the fundamentals of education support and technical training. The Center offers a wide array of classes including ballet, pointe, Hip Hop, Tap, Afro Cuban, Choreography composition, Belly Dance, Zumba, Karate, and special events show casting our student dancers and also participating in dance team competitions. The Center encourages young dancers to audition for an annual scholarship program.

Yvonne Gutierrez Herencia Dancers

Yvonne Gutierrez, A NY native educator/choreographer/mentor — An Afro-Latina of Cuban descent with an emerging dance curriculum approach who celebrates the joy of music and movement. A choreographic mentor for NYS Choreographers Initiative 2023, a veteran freelance teacher. A 2022 Honoree recognized for excellence in teaching receiving the distinguished Dance Teacher Award. She is quoted saying, “Dance is about connections – how we connect to the music, the musicians and to each other”. As a member of National Association for the Education of Young Children, a core founding member of the Black Flamenco Network (BFN) and a Mental Health First Aider she continues learning/networking helping to inspire and create experiences for the future generations.

2024 PERFORMERS

Annie RR

Annie RR was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the youngest of three siblings. Currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Annie is an upcoming reggaeton artist representing the LGBTQ+ community. The Puerto Rican singer/songwriter shares many of her experiences in life through her songs; they speak about love, freedom, pain, and heartbreaks, merging reggaeton with other Latin fusions, sounds, and Caribbean beats for widespread enjoyment and entertainment.

Billy The Goat

Embrace the flashy world of sound and color with Billy the GOAT, Washington D.C.’s sizzling gay artist elevating the rap game one fiery verse at a time. Crafting art that pushes boundaries and sparks dialogue, this rising icon is a force to be reckoned with. Billy The Goat is a pioneer in blending artistry and authenticity and refers to himself as the “Goat” of gay rap because it is his mission to reveal the greatness that lies within each of us. Billy is known for his versatile sound & looks that keep his fans asking, “What will he do next?” Billy’s most popular hit “In My Bag” has made him a Wammie nominated artist.

JDYMONDS

Searching for the next music sensation? Search no further—JDymonds is here and she will “get it poppin’ for sure,” as promised in her upbeat, energetic song “All That Trunk,” (featured on SiriusXM SHADE45). JDymonds is an American MC, Rapper, and singer-songwriter born and raised in Jersey City Heights, New Jersey. She has a passion for music and a unique sound like no other, and she will not stop until she makes it to the top. In the past, JDymonds has written countless captivating songs and has many hits in the works.

L’AMOR

From Queens NY L’Amor is a new and upcoming artist who has a single out named Donde Estas and will be marking returning the second time on the new Queens Pride Stage. A lot may know him but for those who don’t his excited to share his craft with the world. He shares his music not to hope to be famous, but to be able to create music that can reach people and have a mutual connection. Creating music is letting go and learning from experiences good or bad and becoming a better you. So he will like to share his music to the world and hope to connect with you guys thru it. Make sure to follow him on all platforms (LAMORNYC) and show him some love.

Nikael

Nikael is a Colombian-American Reggaeton/Latin Pop artist from Queens, NY. Starting his career in local clubs and small venues, Nikael quickly gained a reputation for his energetic performances and charismatic stage presence. Whether he sings about love, passion, or heartache, his songs resonate with a diverse audience. Nikael is a rising star in the music scene, with his sultry voice, seductive lyrics and club bangers. He is poised to leave a lasting impact with his innovative sound and heartfelt storytelling.

Nicco Diaz

Nicco Diaz (he/him) is a Queer Afro-Nuyorican poet, actor, playwright and entrepreneur reppin’ the Bronx and East Harlem. Nicco has been published in Harvard’s Latinx literary journal, PALABRITAS, served as Chief-of-Staff of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and hosts Barrio BX’s “Poetry & Potions” Open Mic.

Tym Moss

TYM MOSS is a dynamic New York City performer. He is a Singer/Songwriter, Actor/Writer, Stage & Radio Host, Producer, LGBTQ Activist, etc. He has performed on stages around the country and appeared in film, TV and theater. TYM is the star of the feature film JUNK, which is a musical. TYM MOSS’ Cabaret Show was a critically acclaimed success and he has taken it out on the road across the country.

Reiné

Zaúl will be making his return back to the stage this June, performing his upcoming hit “Easy.”

Yani

Hello, my name is Yanibel Osorio also known as “Yani” and I am a House/Afro House DJ. Being from NYC, music always been an important piece in helping me discover who I was and is as a person. House music in particular has Helped me unlock parts of myself that I never knew existed and is the reason why I felt so called and inspire to learn the craft of DJing and eventually started teaching myself. I continue