Brooklyn, New York
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Queen GodIs is a Creative Alchemist. Known for her innovative work as both a Performance Artist, Artistic Director and Performance Art Therapist, Queen travels nationally and abroad in service to various communities seeking transformation through Art.
From the page to the stage and beyond, Queen is a lyrical visionary with a penchant for spirited Poetry, Music, Classic Hip Hop, Theater and story-telling. Her celebrated debut album, POWER U! also highlights GodIs as a budding engineer and producer with a keen sensibility for developing creative and technical content.
Her performance features have included Trans Atlantic Music Festival (France), BAM Opera House, Nokia Theater, Apollo Theater Sound Stage, The Kennedy Center, artistic residency (India), Merle Reskin Theater (Chicago), Contact Theater (UK), The Royal Shakespeare Company (UK) to name a few.
A Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude Scholar and Vassar graduate, Queen has used her studies to help design and build curriculum to embrace the Arts and Voice Identity as viable tools for bridging professional development and wellness. Over 100 high-schools, colleges and universities have invited Queen to share on both the stage and in the classroom as Education Consultant, Youth Mentor and Guest Lecturer. Her work with both emerging and professional artists has been documented by MTV Radio, National Public Radio (NPR), BBC News, WBAI, MSG Network and an HBO documentary mini-series produced by Simmons/ Lathan Media Group called Brave New Voices.
Queen GodIs is currently touring, facilitating and creating new work including The Adventures of Auntie Queen - an inter-generational media project chronicling her travels and experiences as she explores the distinctions between Purpose and Career.