Oral History of Icon Sebastian Escada
Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries
Icon Sebastian Escada describes the founding of the first ballroom house in Atlanta, the responsibilities of being a house mother, and his invention of the “realness with a twist” category. He talks about how ballroom gave him a sense of freedom and about his love for Baltimore and its ballroom scene since moving to the city in the early 2010s. 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.