Faculty Profile Derrick Xtravaganza

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    Derrick Xtravaganza

    Derrick Xtravaganza

    Vogue

    Biography:

    Derrick Xtravaganza is a professional dancer, new york ballroom icon & master expert of the performance art of vogue. His recent Professional Performances icnlude: an opening for recording artist and fashion muse, Lady Gaga, a performance at The Box during New York Fashion Week Promotional Event. September, 2009. New York, NY., Ditech Fashion Show. June, 2009. New York, NY., and Say It Loud! Black & Latino Gay Pride,sponsored by In Our Own Voices, Inc. Opening Celebration. June 5- 7, 2009. Albany, New York.

    His music video appearances include: The Art of Seduction, Santa. July 21, 2009. -Drop a House (Razer and Guido Remix), Heather Leigh West. July, 2009. -The Robots Are Coming, Frankly Fuentes. July, 2009. -How Do I Love Thee, Queen Latifah. 1991. -Come Into My House, Queen Latifah. 1991. -Friends, Jody Watley featuring Hip-hop legend Rakim. 1989.

    Some of his other professional highlights include: opening performance for Sound 92. Osaka, Japan. 1992, an opening performance for Vogue, a promotional Event. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, Window Performance for Barneys New York during New York Fashion Week. New York, NY. 1991, and MTV Vogue Contest Commercial inspired by Recording Artist and Fashion and Pop Icon Madonnaís Blonde Ambition Tour. New York, NY. 1990.

    In 2010, he won the Willie Ninja Supreme Award, 2010 and in 2011 he performed for LA PRIDE.

    In 2011 Derrick Xtravanganza was inducted into the Ballroom Hall of Fame for his overall ballroom exellence , groundbreaking efforts, and positive influence as an icon and one of the teachers of the ballroom . He exemplifies the true meaning of longevity and survival.

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