To close the doors on #lifecoachny and open them for #pride, we hosted a signature ball last night with some of the most acclaimed lgbtq+ ballroom icons and legends, including @omari_mizrahi, @simply_sinia, @vixenmarcille and @londyn_rich, to name a few. in continued support of the community, we made a special contribution to @destinationtomorrow2825. #coachny
A staple in the underground kiki ball scene, @neicysounbothered is making a name for herself in mainstream ball as the next face diva of the big girl division. “i’m boring as a person, very lowkey. but on the floor, i’m a diva. i have this other persona. i want it. it’s not that i come to win but i come to show everybody what i got.” #neicycarter #pride #lifecoachny #coachny
From @alvinailey (where he danced for 10 years) to ballroom, the very stylish, legendry renaldo tisci (@r_maurice25 ) is living his best life in the scene. “when i’m on the floor, i like a nice wink,” he says. ready for the next act, renaldo is now creating his own house so he can give back to the next generation. “the community is a place where you feel safe and loved—it pushes you to be successful.” #pride #lifecoachny #coachny
The belle of the chicago ball, @tiffanytheartist serves face, runway and vogue. “ballroom just fit my personality. everybody used to look sideways when it came to me—'she’s ballet, but the look isn’t ballet, the personality isn’t ballet’— so it was always like something was off. with ballroom, the community was like, ‘we’ll take it all.’” #pride #lifecoachny #coachny
“i love the ballroom scene because it allows you to have an alter ego, outside of your 9-to-5 life,” says legendary father jarrell mizrahi (@j_ondarox ). being groomed to become the over all father of the house of mizrahi, jarrell says his “sexccessories” are both internal and external. “my inner confidence, my inner self-awareness—these are things i can use from the inside, to transmit on the outside.” #pride #coachny
One of the most dynamic names in ballroom, icon @simply_sinia mesmerizes on the runway. “i feel like i’m a plane coming down the runway. with every step i take, it’s like i’m going into flight.” at once fierce and nurturing, sinia’s advice for life on—and off—the runway: “don’t let anyone or anything justify who you are or what you can accomplish because despite whatever you’ve been through, there’s nothing you can’t come through and be amazing.” #pride #lifecoachny #coachny
To celebrate #pride, we’re throwing the spotlight on the runway scene with some of the most acclaimed lgbtq+ ballroom icons and legends, beginning with founder chi chi unbothered. “when you’re out there, it’s magical. you capture the moment, you savor it,” says @chisus_.” #lifecoachny #coachny .