Meet Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who help make our POC legacy a success. Their financial support and dedication to providing a platform for proper performance opportunities is a key element to our success.

M·A·C is the world’s leading professional makeup authority because of our unrivalled expertise in makeup ARTISTRY.

M·A·C celebrates diversity and INDIVIDUALITY – we are for All Ages, All Races, All Genders.

Looking Glass Gems specializes in beautiful, affordable crystal rhinestones for creative design! Our signature brand of rhinestones are all machine-cut, faceted crystal. We are a family owned and operated boutique rhinestone house, based in Baltimore, Maryland. We work closely with our small team to create a high quality product that’s perfect for your next bedazzling project! Looking Glass Gems’ rhinestones are a wonderful option for use on shoes, purses, hats, stage and dance costumes, props, and anything else you can dream up! Our clients are always telling us that our rhinestones sparkle just as much as the most popular brand names, but cost a fraction of the price! Let’s make the world a more sparkly place together!


The New York School of Burlesque has set the standard for entertaining and instructive classes to thousands of students and partygoers from around the world.

Based in the Slipper Room, a cabaret and bar which has been dedicated to presenting burlesque for over a decade, the school is a collective of some of the most celebrated performers in burlesque. With its foundation in the New York Burlesque scene (widely recognized as the most prolific in the world), the school draws on a diverse pool of talent.

Classes include movement, history, costuming, makeup, choreography, fitness, theatrical skill building, circus training, and confidence building.

Certain Sundries is a millinery business specializing in high quality retro-inspired veils, burlesque headpieces and pinup accessories, owned & managed by Maeri Certo in Cleveland, Ohio. These are heirloom quality pieces made by hand with high quality materials and extensive attention to detail. Each piece is made to be customizable and last for many years to come.

Maeri's clients have included burlesque performers, retro enthusiasts, and brides throughout the US, but she has also worked in theatrical costuming since 2004. Her theatrical work includes touring the world with Feld Entertainment, providing wardrobe services for Disney on Ice & Disney Live, and freelancing with Cleveland area theatres.