Oral History of Grey Mizrahi
Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries
Grey Mizrahi talks about the ways in which he discovered ballroom culture, including online videos, elements of pop culture, and family members who participated in Baltimore’s club music scene. He describes becoming part of Baltimore’s ballroom scene at The Paradox and Club Bunns and how ballroom called to him as an artistic outlet. He explains the hierarchies and unwritten laws of ballroom culture and the drawbacks of the contemporary mainstreaming of ballroom. This oral history was recorded as part of the Peabody Ballroom Experience, a public humanities collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and the performance-based culture known as ballroom.