Street Performers, Dance, & More

Jonathan Cuebas

PRIDE Block Party, Saturday September 15

Jonathan Cuebas is a Marriage and Family Therapist at InterCommunity in East Hartford, Connecticut and has served in the Connecticut National Guard for the past 20 years. Outside of his work he is an active member of the community. He is the membership services chair and a singing member of the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus. He also serves as President of the Board of the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut. In January 2017, Jonathan followed his passion for fitness and become a licensed Zumba instructor.

Lady Blaze of LBSpinnerZ ArtZ

PRIDE Block Party, Saturday September 15

Bio coming soon. 

ChibiCon: The Traveling Cosplay Show!

PRIDE Block Party, Saturday September 15

ChibiCon as we like to call it in short, started back in January 2015 as “Serenity’s Chibi-Con Cosplay Nights”.  “Chibi” means small(er)/tiny version of something in Japanese and “Con” is a common abbreviation for conventions. Cosplay is a word that comes from the mix of two other words, “Costume Play”. It is an act of dressing up to look like an anime, video game or comic character. A person who does this is called a Cosplay. In 2016  we regrouped as a set cast, added special effects, choreographed dancing, comedy skits, props, over the top performance, and cosplay outfits to the show and renamed it “ChibiCon: The Traveling Cosplay Show”. We debuted our new traveling show with “Super Heroes” as the first cycle’s theme, since then we have done 4 more cycles, “Cartoon NetWerk”, “Nintendo”, “American Horror Story” and “Gotham City Sirens”; we have also done many side themed shows and performed at over 20 different venues, some which were private events in VT, NH, RI, MA, CT and NY. We will be performing a version of our “Gotham City Sirens” at the New Haven Pride Fest Main Stage. Back in July 2018 we performed on the main stage of ConnectiCon Convention as well as part of the Convivial Fest in Hartford, CT. We are currently prepping for Cycle 6: “Anime”. ChibiCon has also donated a lot of their time and give back to the community by volunteering at many fundraisers and doing free events for the youth. Although ChibiCon is mostly a drag show, we perform on both LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ venues and events.  We look forward to performing all over New England and beyond!

Vivienne LaFlamme

PRIDE After Party, Saturday September 15

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. I like to start with a smoulder, move to a slow burn and finally leave the audience in ashes.  I’m cute but quiet. Unknown but approachable. Classic with a twist. In 2010 I took classes at the NY School of Burlesque, since then, I’ve been performing all over New England and New York City.  You’ll see me most of the time in New Haven, so catch up with me, but don’t get too close…or you might get burned! Viv, The Plan B of Burlesque.

Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut

PRIDE Block Party, Saturday September 15

The Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness for Connecticut based non-profit organizations. Each year the Court’s membership elects two individuals to represent us in the community for the year, our Monarchs, who select different organizations to receive the funds raised throughout the year. The Reign 19 Monarchs are Emperor Dale McKinzie of Kintail and Empress Electra B. Flowers Devereaux and our beneficiaries are True Colors, Inc and The Jim Collins Foundation.

Allison McDermott

PRIDE Block Party, Saturday September 15

Allison McDermott is a circus artist raised and trained at the Children’s Circus of Middletown in Connecticut. She continued her circus education at the New England Center for Circus Arts in their Professional Track Program. She currently resides in Connecticut and is touring her two most recent circus works, This is Artstagram! and CYCLES.