Disability Pride Parade

NYC Disability Pride Parade Festival & Music Lineup

Emceed by Corey Hill

Corey Hill is an accomplished performer, personality, and celebrity fitness trainer helping to lead the way for people with disabilities in the entertainment world. He has performed on Broadway, National Tours and around the world from Japan to India. He’s collaborated with Pulitzer Prize, Golden Globe, Outer Critics, Writers Guild, Kennedy Center Honorees and Tony and Drama Desk award winning directors and producers. He has worked side by side creating, choreographing and dancing for Hollywood’s elite and Billboard Artists everywhere from New York to Dubai.

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AHRC On Broadway

Produced by Dale Hensley
AHRC On Broadway is a talented group of performers who put on shows, concerts and musical reviews all co-starring Broadway guest artists.  These performers have appeared on Broadway 21 times, as well as Lincoln Center and on National Sirius Radio.  They are joined by the AHRC Broadway dancers who are taught by professional dancers working on Broadway. 

Elaine Kolb

Elaine Kolb is a disability rights activist, singer, songwriter, and performer. Almost 70, she has been involved in struggles for social justice, peace, & freedom for over 50 years. Born in Johnson City, New York, now living in West Haven, CT, Elaine was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Australia, as part of the United Nations International Year of Disabled Persons in 1981. Currently, she is a member of ADAPT and Not Dead Yet, as well as the Poor People’s Campaign and Moral Monday Connecticut. Practicing non-violent, civil disobedience, Elaine has been arrested 27 times, so far.

Beat Global

Artists: Chesney Snow, Arabelle Luke, Rivelino Lucas and Deshaun O’Garro

Bridging Education & Art Together (BEAT Global) is a NYC based nonprofit and DOE Vendor that provides unique Hip Hop based music, dance, wellness and literacy programs at local schools, community centers, and public institutions. We believe in the transformative power of Hip Hop to uplift and heal our bodies and minds. Our mission is to empower our youth and communities through creative expression.

Lachi

Singer, songwriter and record producer Lachi has worked with major producers and labels on releases that consistently hit the dance charts. Having collaborated with hip hop legends such as Snoop Dogg and Styles P, EDM powerhouses like Markus Schulz and Maduk, and having performed on lineups with Patti LaBelle, Questluv and Fred Armisen, Lachi's music has been featured in HuffPost, Oprah Radio, MTV and NPR among others, as well as national TV/Radio and Spotify curated playlists. With over 1 million spins on Spotify, She now writes songs professionally for major EDM firm Big Management (who’s managed legends such as Randy Jackson, and David Guetta), and releasing music through SONY, UMG and Warner.

Heidi Latsky Dance Company

Heidi Latsky Dance is a New York-based modern dance company committed to making relevant, striking work across multiple disciplines. Since its inception in 2001, the company has received numerous commissions and residencies: Abrons Arts Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Danspace Project, JCC Manhattan, Joyce Theater, Peak Performances at Montclair State University, New York University.
The mission of Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) is to redefine beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse, employing performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, passionate and provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences. 

Merry Rockers (Rock Reggae Band)

The Merry Rockers are a musical message of Inclusion. Marissa Lelogeais, lead singer and vocalist, overcame many life challenges to graduate from Berklee College of Music. Influenced by the music and life of Bob Marley, Mar has made the Merry Rockers' mission that of inspiring every generation to embrace people of all kinds, and to encourage many more to become Merry Rockers themselves.

Jennifer Kumiyama

Jennifer Kumiyama is a singer and actress from Southern California. Born with Arthrogryposis, Jennifer never let her disability stop her from pursuing her dream of being a professional performer. In 2002 she was cast in Disney’s ‘Aladdin; a Musical Spectacular’ at California Adventure Theme Park and is the first performer in a wheelchair to be in on any Disney stage in the world. She was crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2010, and after her reign Jennifer portrayed ‘Carmen’ in the Fox Searchlight Film ‘The Sessions’ and was recently in ‘Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition’ with international star Idina Menzel. Jennifer is grateful to be joined by her accompanist James Rushin and singer David T. Morris.

Sam Baum

Sam Baum is a young adult with autism and is a gifted jazz pianist. As with many people with autism, the give and take of typical conversation is a challenge. However, it is with jazz that Sam is at his most expressive, humorous and engaged. Jazz is truly Sam’s language.

Whitney Marchelle Jackson & Band

Whitney Marchelle Jackson has Petit Mal . Worked with Quincy Jones, Rachel Z,Herbie Hancock, Clark terry, Wycliffe Gordon, Dee Dee Bridgewater. Jerry Lewis Telethon.  Opened for Kiss, Bill Withers, Donny Hathoway. Performed: 973 Clements Place, Tonight Show, Dubia.Japan, The Apollo, New York Blue Note,Harlem Mist, Jazzmobile, Jazz Foundation Numerous Hotels.She will make you laugh, swing, beebop, soul and funk you. Award Winner of the Young Gifted & Jazz/Blues Award. Sold out standing ovations shows. Plays Piano, jazz Castanets, International  Radio Air-play including  Xm Satitle, WHCR, WBGO.