If you're in the New York area, this Friday 9/2 from 6 - 10pm The Bronx Museum of the Art's will be holding a tribute in memory of legendary choreographer and dancer Willi Ninja. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of Willi's passing.

Pioneer B-girl Ana "Rokafella" Garcia will host the event commemorating the career of the Voguing pioneer and his works as an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness.

The first ever Willi Ninja Award will be presented during this event as well as a performance by the Legendary House of Ninja and a film montage celebrating his life.

Born William Roscoe Leake, Willi rose to fame after his appearance in the 1990 documentary film Paris is Burning directed by Jennie Livingston. The film explores the culture behind the underground ball scene of New York City and the participants in it. Willie is a break out star along side a handful of legendary ball walkers. The documentary captures Willi in the early stages of his dance career leaving you wanting more by the end of the film.

Willi Ninja has inspired so many us around the world, he left behind a true legacy of Love & Dedication. If we could say one thing to him it would have to be Thank You! You can make the biggest impact in the world by just showing up being your true self and that is exactly what he did.

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