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Ballroom: Underground or Mainstream

Jun 23, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Twiggy Pucci Garçon
@Legendary International House of Comme Des Garcons
Raised in a southern, religious, Black community, Twiggy Pucci Garçon is a proud non-binary member of the LGBTQ+ community. Twiggy has collaborated with artists, filmmakers, academics and policymakers to increase visibility of both creative and sociopolitical agendas. From The NY Times to The Advocate, Twiggy has received extensive visibility for their work as a runway trainer and performance artist. Twiggy was also a featured subject in the HBO documentary feature film The OUT List and is the co-writer and one of seven subjects in the Sundance-selected, award-winning documentary, KIKI. They serve as a consultant and runway choreographer on Ryan Murphy’s Emmy nominated hit FX series, POSE, and sit on the Board for Doc Society. Twiggy is the Overall Overseer for the Legendary House of Comme des Garçon and the Chief Ambassador for the Center for Black Equity.
Tati Miyake Mugler & ChaCha Balenciaga
BRIELLE ‘ TATI' RHEAMES also known as Tati Miyake Mugler is an entertainer and trans activist. She is known for her current role on HBO’s new LGBTQIA+ competition show “ Legendary”. As well as her role as a recurring principal character/dancer on the Emmy-nominated FX series Pose. She is also the star of Viceland’s Docu-Series “My House” about the New York City ballroom scene. ////////////// CALVIN JACKSON has solidified a name for himself amongst the entertainment and ballroom scene in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Best known as 'The One' aka ChaCha is known for his iconic stage presence and creatively alluring choreography. In lieu, ChaCha is also an experienced model and runway coach and is one of the East Coast’s most versatile dancers and choreographers specializing in Hip Hop, Theatre, and Vogue. Competing and performing on historical stages like the Apollo Theater to HBOmax’s hit international television show “Legendary”.
Jacen Bowman & Milan Garçon
JACEN BOWMAN, is a Ballroom Icon, Overall House Mother of The House of Prodigy, Celebrity Make-up Artist, and LGTBIAQ Rights Advocate. Born and Raised in Philly, his mother instilled in him the philosophy that ; “Everyone is different, be true to yourself in order to achieve who you are and what you want to be. But you must be comfortable in your own skin.” Jacen has been featured in several TV and News Programs. Jacen is also is VP of Philadelphia Black Gay Pride./////MILAN GARCON (Eddie Jarel Jonesx) is an award winning ballroom artists and member of the Legendary House of Comme Des Garçons. They are multimedia journalist, media personality, MC, influencer, model and Trans/Non-binary advocate. Eddie has corresponded for major networks and is the red carpet correspondent for SLAYTV the premiere destination for queer and trans content for people of color. In the fashion industry, Eddie is a runway and published model, known internationally as a Non-binary and body positive influencer.