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THU, OCT 15 / 7:30 PM

This event is FREE for Virtual Pass holders, $10 for a single event ticket
Performance available on the Virtual Pass through OCT 22

See how the Trocks transform from dancer to diva! Join dancer Philip Martin-Nielson in his virtual dressing room to see his makeup routine for a typical performance transformation.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to learn more about what it takes to get ready for a show and his journey to become a member of the Trockadero.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, first performing in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. The TROCKS, as they are affectionately known, quickly garnered a major critical essay by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker, and combined with reviews in The New York Times  and The Village Voice, established the Company as an artistic and popular success.  By mid 1975, the TROCKS’ inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance  en pointe  without falling flat on their faces, was being noted beyond New York.  


RSVP in advance is encouraged.




Learn the craft of puppetry or the art of creative writing – or even, just in time for Halloween, how to create your very own “drag” persona. These workshops are all conducted by master professionals in their disciplines, and allow you to learn fascinating skills from masters of their craft in these interactive sessions.

Our Workshops also include:

  • OCT 28 / Ricardo Perez Gonzalez, Creative Writing Workshop
  • NOV 11 / Brendan Malafronte, Puppetry Workshop


OCT 15 / 7:30 PM

RSVP for this Event!

Join dancer Philip Martin-Nielson in his virtual dressing room to see his makeup routine for a typical performance transformation.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to learn more about what it takes to get ready for a show and his journey to become a member of the Trockadero.

RSVP is exclusively for Virtual Pass holders, if you do not have a Virtual Pass, buy one today or buy a single event ticket.

Special Content

Man to Ballerina

Before you get the full rundown on getting dressed for a drag performance, enjoy this timelapse video of the process in under 2 minutes!