"The most flamboyant, regal bird in the menagerie." Johnny Blazes
Goldie Peacock is a Brooklyn-based drag king and movement artist who creates and performs original works, teaches workshops, emcees and produces shows, art models and writes. After earning a B.A. in Dance and winning Oberlin Drag Ball's notoriously fierce runway competition, Goldie relocated to Portland, Maine and premiered pieces, produced shows, taught and hosted extensively, earning the title of “Best Dance Performer” (The Portland Phoenix).
Now residing in Brooklyn, Goldie frequently appears at legendary nightclubs such as the Stonewall Inn and Henrietta Hudson and has also presented work through Movement Research, Dixon Place, The Tank, CPR, The Wow Café Theater and the Bowery Poetry Club. They are the winner of the December 2012 edition of the XYZ NYC Contemporary Dance Competition (The Tank). They also perform both nationally and internationally and have served as a guest judge for events such as NYdragU, the Mr. Philadelphia Drag King Competition and King Me: Rise of a Drag King.
Goldie has taught drag and improvisational movement at NYU, Oberlin College (Ohio), Georgia Tech, University of Southern Maine, Cultivate Contemporary Dance Festival (New Hampshire), The Garrison Institute (New York), Earthdance (Massachusetts) and Chez Bushwick (NYC). Their drag king workshops have been profiled by dapperQ.com and Curve Magazine.
As a model, Goldie has posed for numerous individual artists and photographers as well as for groups at the 2012 Whitney Biennial, Maine College of Art, SVA, Pratt, FIT, ICP and Dr. Sketchy’s (Maine, Boston and NYC). Goldie has been featured on style blogs dapperQ.com (which named Goldie one of "100 Most Stylish DapperQs"), Qwearfashion.com (which named them as one of 50 Instagrammers to follow for fashion inspiration) and refinery29.com, as well as The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Lauren Schneiderman’s documentary “The Rest is Drag” and Tattoo World. In 2013, Goldie walked as a runway model for dapperQ's NYC Fashion Week show.
Goldie has also been profiled by a number of publications such as VICE, The Huffington Post, Velour Magazine and Lash Magazine and was selected as an artist-in-residence at Chez Bushwick (Brooklyn, NY), Earthdance's E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency (Plainfield, MA), Asylum Arts Retreat (Garrison, NY) and The White Page Gallery (Minneapolis, MN).
Recently, Goldie published a piece on drag kings in Gregory Kramer's DRAGS, a fashion photography book featuring NYC's drag superstars, in which their image also appeared. They also wrote an article about the current state of drag for the Huffington Post. In 2016 they won Drag King of the Year for both the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards and the Go Magazine Readers' Choice Awards and were named one of the best drag kings in the world by Dragkings.net and Rebelcircus.com. They are delighted to have headlined the 2017 Austin International Drag Festival and to take a sabbatical starting in 2018.
For questions and booking, please email goldiepeacockinfo (at) gmail.com.