Performance Artist and an emerging Arts Manager
Kiki Dévine is a performance artist and an emerging arts manager. Born in the Philippines and migrating to Australia in 2010, Kiki has explored various forms of street dance before turning full-time to New York ballroom. Kiki is the mother of the House of Dévine and a pioneering creator in the Naarm ballroom scene, producing or co-directing events including FAFSWAG and Sipat Lawin x House of Dévine at Asia TOPA and the House of Dévine Housewarming Ball and Relief Ball. Kiki’s practice is focused on continuing the growth of ballroom culture and exploring its intersection with Indigenous and non-Indigenous queer and trans experiences in Australia.
Words that describe me: Powerful, Unapologetic but still Kind.
Words that describe my practice: Liberating | Fierce | Expressive