2023 NEW QUEENS PRIDE HOSTS

Manwe

Manwe has been a successful dancer/performer/personality for the past 20 years working with artists such as Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Diddy, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey as well as series regular on Lip Sync Battle. Manwe was also the African American to ever be a series regular Choreographer for Saturday Night Live.

Julius Caeser

Queens native turned New York City socialite, Julius Caesar has been curating and hosting events for over a decade. Everything from boat parties to music festivals. Julius has always had a knack for creating social settings and opportunities for young professionals to mix, mingle and network. 

Lady TEA

Lady Tea has performed across the country in large venues such as Live/Stage Performances Lizzo – Coachella 2019, Hot Rod Wednesdays – Mickey’s WeHo Dragged Out Wednesdays – Revolver WeHo Drag Night – Bar 10 WeHo, The, Ovahness Ball – LA, The SoCal Ball – LA, Vogue Nights – LA, and more.

2023 HEADLINERS

The Masterz at Work Dance Family 

The Masterz at Work Dance Family is a group of talent individuals that come from all different dance backgrounds curated by Black Trans Fem Woman Courtney Washington. They all have different dance backgrounds some may consist of Jazz, HipHop, Street Jazz, house, African, Voguing and contemporary. They collectively come together and always give you a Masterpiece and show you house The Masterz work.

Lolita Leopard

Lolita Leopard, also known as “The Leopard Lady”, born in Washington DC, raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland) an American singer-performer noted for her explosive Performances, Wild hair, and her Leopard Trail. She resides in the NYC where she specializes in hair (Graduated from Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School), Runway/Print Modeling, Dance (Living Legends Evolved/House Of Miyake Mugler/House of Juicy) and a creative director, youth advocate and mentor.

Julian King

Julian King is a Philadelphia native, proud Aquarius, and preacher’s kid with virtuosic vocals and dance moves to die for. He was on Team Legend on the NBC television series “The Voice.” This year Julian was the runner-up in the Billboard and Samsung NXT 2.0 contest. He was a House of Pride McDonald’s featured performer, and his single “All Boys Aren’t Blue” received 2022 GLAAD recognition.

Antaeuz

Antaeuz aka Anthony Rodriguez has been a resident performer since a young age at Queens Pride. He has shared as a performer for over eighteen years and as stage manager for ten 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 featuring major Ballroom houses and the Kiki Community.

Haus of Us

Haus of US’s mission is to create safe and expressive spaces and experiences for the LGBTQ community and allies within the KIKI Ball community, with a focus on young people and participants between the ages of 12-24.

The House of Mugler

Growing from a small collective of LGBT and LGBT allies looking to change the social misconceptions in October 1989, we have grown 30 years strong with hundreds of beautifully talented creatives earning international acclaim and ultimately becoming a cultural phenomenon. With millions of followers collectively, our members have set a standard of what excellence is in the House & Ballroom scene. You cannot speak on pop culture without saying the words ‘Miyake Mugler’.

2023 GROUP PERFORMERS

Gotham Cheer

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

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. Cheer New York has cultivated a confident and empowered team that celebrates individuality and embraces all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and body shapes.

SHEBA

SHEBA (Sisterhood of Eclectic Bellydance Art) was founded by Salit Cohen-Cheng in 2018 to provide the same magical, transformative experience she had while taking bellydance classes in Jerusalem, Israel.SHEBA offers bellydance classes with an emphasis on female empowerment and a supportive community, as well as shows and events featuring professional dancers, students, and live music.

Herencia

Yvonne Gutierrez, teacher/choreographer/mentor of Cuban descent has brought her emerging dance curriculum to many establishments. Currently also a choreographic mentor for NYS Choreographers Initiative 2023 and a core founding member of the Black Flamenco Network(BFN). She continues learning/networking helping to create experiences for the future generations.

NYC 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

2023 PERFORMERS

Julian Austin

Julian Austin, has come back for another summer with Queens Pride sharing his love of music and dance on the stage. With an explosive production and top tier choreography, he continues to share his inspirations with his students and teammates.

Zaúl

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

Nicco Diaz

Nicco Diaz is a Queer, Black Nuyorican poet, educator, and cultural entrepreneur reppin’ the Bronx and East Harlem. He has been published in Harvard’s Latinx literary journal, PALABRITAS and Out Loud LGBTQ Literary Art Anthology. He also curates/hosts two signature events, Barrio BX’s “Book Club” and “Poetry & Potions Open Mic”. He is Chief of Staff to the Executive Director of the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Caridad De La Luz AKA LA BRUJA.

Kenny Supreme

The Bronx-based triple threat Kenny Supreme introduces us to his versatile stylings by bringing a blend of dance music, R&B, and pop. Continuously using his life experience as a coping mechanism to transform his negative emotions into inspiration, Kenny Supreme has already amassed an incredibly loyal fanbase that seeks his honest and genuine music time and time again.

Mercy Be

Mercy Be is a multi-talented drag artist who is coming to have Mercy on on audiences far and wide! Based in Astoria, Queens, Mercy is just getting started on her drag journey, but she is a lifelong musician who sings, plays violin, saxophone, and keys! She has come from her humble beginnings busking on the streets of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania to performing on the fabled stages in New York City in and out of drag.

Lindsay Whiteman

Lindsay Whiteman is an up and coming singer-songwriter. She recently graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in songwriting. Lindsay frequently wows audiences with her unique lyrics and powerful voice. She can be described as an acoustic indie pop artist with folk influence. She uses her songs to paint her own personal experiences. Lindsay’s music can be found on all streaming platforms. She has opened for Jordy and Loudon Wainwright III. She has played at City Winery in New York City, My Father’s Place in Roslyn, the Barnum Ballroom in Island Park, Brighton Music Hall in Boston, and has also played at the Girl’s Rising Music Festival in Glen Cove.

Tym Moss

TYM MOSS is one of New York City’s most dynamic performers.    This Singer/Actor/Host is a legitimate movie star (He stars in JUNK a full feature musical film). TYM MOSS has excelled in Theater, Film, TV and Music. TYM has taken his critically acclaimed Cabaret show across the USA.

L’Amor

From Queens NY L’Amor is a new and upcoming artist who just release his debut single Donde Estas and will be marking his name for the first time on the 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.

 

Alterationz

Alterationz is dedicated to producing an environment for creative’s that promotes self-expression, unity, growth and longevity. Creative Director, and Mixed-Media Artist, David Leandro established Alterationz with the goal to build a platform for young artists, like himself, to exhibit their work, showcase their talents, and escape into a realm of creativity and inspiration.

CJ Tyson

Cj is currently the understudy for Nigel in The Devil Wears Prada slated for Broadway, In the cast for 5 seasons of comedy, dance & celebrities on the hit pop-culture phenomenon Lip Sync Battle with LL Cool J and Chrissy Tiegen airing on the Paramount Network  & a choreographer for Fox’s “I Can See Your Voice Season 3”

CJ Tyson’s showmanship combined with his love for the underground nightlife scene birthed an innovative, captivating and truly refreshing pairing of sound and show

Whether through your speakers or on a stage, you can’t help but groove to CJ’s mix of dance beats, memorable euphoric electro synths and melodies constructed by CJ’s smooth soul vocals that coast and conjure.

QUEENS BOROUGH DANCE FESTIVAL

Thrilled to return to the Queens Pride stage, the 2023 Queensboro Dance Festival on tour again throughout the borough and proud to bring:

San Simon Sucre NY

Drye Marinaro

carNYval Dancers

ACQC PERFORMERS