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Meet your 2017 Dance Pavilion hosts

Meet your 2017 Dance Pavilion hosts

dancepavilion_pridefestmilwaukeeBJ Daniels, Chanel D’Vine, Trannika Rex and Dixie Lynn Cartwright welcome you to the dance party of the year!

BJ Daniels
Friday, June 9 & Saturday June 10

BJ Daniels has a long, and rich history in the drag entertainment community of Milwaukee, and Wisconsin.

missbjdaniels_pridefestmilwaukeeBJ first won the Miss Gay Madison title in the early 80s.  She moved to Milwaukee in 1982, where she joined the original cast at the Club 219 for their popular female impersonation shows. BJ was named Miss Gay Wisconsin 1984-1985, and Miss Continental Wisconsin 1987-1988.  She went on to do live theatre as well, for the likes of Theatre X.

During BJ’s illustrious career, the Milwaukee Journal and numerous other publications have cited her as one of the top entertainers in the city, and state.  After retiring from the drag stage for a while to pursue a career as a hairdresser, make up artist, photographer, and fashion stylist, the spotlight once again came calling!

BJ is proud to join the Hamburger Mary’s family of entertainers as one of the rotating hosts of the Dining With the Divas Show.

Connect with Miss BJ Daniels on Facebook


chaneldvine_pridefestmilwaukeeChanel D’Vine

Friday, June 9

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Drag has been a big part of my life for around 2 years. My drag mother Nova D’Vine is someone I look up to and also work for. I’m a hair stylist at Salon Nova on the East side of Milwaukee. When I’m not busy doing hair you can see me hosting bingo every Thursday at This Is It in cathedral square. I also host a talent show night at Hamburger Mary’s the 3rd Sunday of every month. My goal has always been to get a hosting spot at Milwaukee pride! I can’t wait to host alongside BJ Daniels!

Follow Chanel D’Vine on Facebook.




Trannika Rex
Saturday, June 10 & Sunday June 11

Trannika Rex is a full-time producer and host of drag shows in Chicago including Drag Matinee, Trannika’s Most Wanted, Crash Landing, & XYZ. She’s best known for her high energy hosting, larger than life personality, & hilarious audience interaction.

Always a PrideFest Milwaukee favorite, she is known for her quick wit, ruckus audience interaction, and searing banter alongside some of Chicago’s best queens.  This is her fifth year hosting the Dance Pavilion at Milwaukee Pride.

Follow Trannika on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, & SnapChat at @TrannikaRex.



Dixie Lynn Cartwright
Sunday, June 11
Dixie Lynn Cartwright is a live-singing drag queen, an English-speaking emcee, and a Southern Baptist nightmare forcing her talents on the people of Chicago.

She hosts her own monthly show at Berlin Nightclub called Dixie Wins A Talent Show (while Alexis Bevels stage manages), in which she hosts and automatically wins her own talent show. When she’s not rigging her shows, she is hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing parties or Beyoncé dance contests at Sidetrack. Dixie can also be found singing obscure Broadway songs to her tens of tens of YouTube fans.

As an actress, Dixie has been seen in Barney the Elf (The Other Theatre Company,) Snow White and the Seven Drag Queens, The Bitchfest Club, and Scream Girls (MidTangent Productions).

Follow Dixie Lynn Cartwright on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat at @DLC4Lyfe