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DANCER/ARTIST/PERFORMER

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WILLIE NINJA

The 411 - Willie Ninja has been a trend setter with his incredible dance interpretations including Vogue where he was featured in the first vogue video by Malcolm Mclauren (pre Madonna) and helped introduce to the world the underground dance culture in the hit cult film "Paris Is Burning". He has also taught some of fashion's elite to sashay down the runway. From Iman to Christy Turlington, Marpessa to Naomi Campbell to name a few. He has recently added his unique flavor to television shows such as Extreme Make Over, I Want To Be A Hilton, Jimmy Kimmel Live! He has toured the world (also with The UN to Japan) performing his hit record "I'm Hot For You" produced by Louie Vega. He has worked for designers Patricia Field, Thierry Mugler & Marithe & Francios Girbaud to name a few. Willie Ninja needs our love & support for himself and his family. Spread Da Love....Peace.

The EVENT - Willie Ninja has been a trend setter with his incredible dance interpretations including Vogue where he was featured in the first vogue video by Malcolm Mclauren (pre Madonna) and helped introduce to the world the underground dance culture in the hit cult film "Paris Is Burning". He has also taught some of fashion's elite to sashay down the runway. From Iman to Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell to Betty Lago to name a few. He has recently added his unique flavor to television shows such as Extreme Make Over, I Want To Be A Hilton, Jimmy Kimmel Live! He has toured the world (also with The UN to Japan) performing his hit record "I'm Hot For You" produced by Louie Vega. He has worked for designers Patricia Field, Thierry Mugler & Marithe & Francois Girbaud to name a few. Willie Ninja needs our love & support for himself and his family. Spread Da Love....Peace.

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THE EVENT

(Flashback)
The Underground Network
& Friends
(Father Chris)
(Rob Promotions)
(Benny Soto)
(Charles Jackson)
(James Saunders)
(House Of Aviance)
(Robbi)
(Joey Morrissey
(Evelyn Santos)
(Anthony Lamont)

Request your presence, Tuesday, December 6th 2005 @ Avalon in NYC (20th Street & 6th Ave) to help raise much needed funds for a true legend and friend to the Dance and Fashion community...

The event will feature live performances by dance diva's Barbara Tucker, Darryl D' Bonneau, Kenny Bobien, In Da Matrix, Nova, with many BIG surprise guest, to be announced. The DJ's will be none other than The Underground Networks own, the amazing Louie Vega & friends (see line up below) who will guarantee you "Dance Your Ass Off" - Salsoul. Put this on your calendar and stay tuned for updates & press release.

Thank you much.

 

We Would Like To Thank....

(Alphabetical Order)

ALTHEA MCQUEEN

ANDRE COLLINS

ANTHONY LAMONT

BARBARA TUCKER
CARLOS SANCHEZ
CHIP CHOP
DARRYL D BONNEAU
DARRYL JAMES
GLENN FRISCIA
JASON OJEDA
JASON WALKER
JEANNIE HOPPER
JELLYBEAN BENITEZ
JOEY LLANOS
JUNIOR VASQUEZ
KENNY BOBIEN
KERVYN MARK
KEVIN AVIANCE
KRAZE
LADY BUNNY
LOUIE VEGA
MIKE CRUZ
MR V
NOVA
RAZOR & GUIDO
RON CARROLL
RUBEN TORO
SCRIBBLES
SHAHEER WILLIAMS
SUNSHIINE
T.O. SWEET
THAT KID CHRIS

TONY TOUCH

WOLFGANG BUSCH

ZHANA
ARCHIE
AVALON STAFF
BENNY SOTO
CHARLES JACKSON
DON WELCH
EVELYN SANTOS
FATHER CHRIS
JAMES
JAMES SAUNDERS
JOEY MORRISSEY
ROB
ROBBI

STAN

THE NINJA'S

 

FOR WHEN I AM IN PAIN,
WHO SHALL EASE IT,
FOR WHEN MY TEARS SHALL FALL
WHO SHALL DRY THEM.
WHEN MY HEAD IS LOW,
WHO SHALL RAISE IT,
WHEN MY SOUL IS EMPTY,
WHO SHALL SATISFY IT, SHALL I CALL ON A FRIEND?


IN THIS LIFE, WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE.......

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF LOVE TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE FRIENDS AND
ASSOCIATES OF WILLIE NINJA.

I COME TO YOU THROUGH THIS LETTER ON HIS BEHALF THAT I MIGHT REACH YOUR HEART.

MANY OF US KNOW WILLIE NINJA AS AN ICON OF THE COMMUNITY, WHETHER SHARING HIS GIFTS, TALENTS AND LOVE THROUGH THE ARTS AND MUSIC INDUSTRY.  THIS MAN WHO NEVER STOPS GIVING AND GIVING, AND GIVING EVEN PAST THE GIVING OF MATERIAL THINGS NEEDS OUR LOVE, AND MONETARY SUPPORT ESPECIALLY.

RECENTLY WILLIE HAD TO BE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL.  THOUGH HIS BODY SAID IT WANTS TO GIVE UP GIVE IN, HIS SPIRIT KEEPS PUSHING, PUSHING AND
PUSHING, JUST TO EXHAUST IT AGAIN.  WE KNOW WE WORK, TO EAT, TO PAY BILLS ETC...
 
BUT HOW IS ONE DOING ALL THIS PUSHING TO WORK JUST TO WIND UP IN THE HOSPITAL...AGAIN.  PUSHING THROUGH THE PAIN TO SATISFY OBLIGATIONS, FOR IF YOU KNOW WILLIE, HE DOESN'T WANT TO LET YOU DOWN.  IF HE, I SAID HE, GIVES HIS WORD, THEN YOU KNOW YOU HAVE IT!

WILLIE HAS TOUCHED US ALL IN SO MANY WAYS AND STILL TOUCHING.  WHETHER TEACHING THE NINJA VOGUE TECHNIQUE, TEACHING YOUNG WOMAN HOW TO WALK THE RUN WAY, WORKING OUR DOORS AT OUR PARTIES WITH HIS UNIQUE STYLE, SMILE AND COMEDY AND EVEN DOWN TO COOKING EVERY THANKSGIVING, TAKING CARE OF HIS MOTHER AND NEVER FORGETTING OTHERS, WOW...

HEY, IT'S TIME WE GIVE BACK.  AT THIS TIME I AM ASKING YOU, YES YOU ALONG WITH ME AND SOME OTHER SPECIAL PEOPLE TO OPEN YOUR HEART WITH A MONETARY BLESSING. ONE LESS THING WILLIE CAN
AND SHOULD WORRY ABOUT AT THIS MOMENT IS BILLS.
WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED AND FORTUNATE. NOW I WISH FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE WITH ME IN BLESSING WILLIE

IF WE CAN REACH DOWN INTO OUR POCKETS, AND YES LET GOD LEAD YOU.  THAT VOICE THAT SPEAKS SOFTLY AND SURELY... HOW SHALL I LOVE MY BROTHER, HELP MY BROTHER, DEMONSTRATE LOVE OF MY BROTHER?  WE CAN, WE WILL!

PLEASE RESPOND WITH THE AMOUNT YOU ARE LED TO GIVE TOWARDS ASSISTANCE FOR WILLIE NINJA.
STARTING WITH: $50  100  200  500 1000 OR MORE.

THOSE AMOUNTS WILL BE APPRECIATED.  I KNOW WE WILL ALL BE BLESSED AND IT WILL COME BACK TO US IN A GREAT WAY. I SHALL START THE GIVING WITH $1000.00  WHO SHALL JOIN ME!

ALL MONIES WILL BE HANDLED BY WILLIE NINJA'S ASSISTANT ARCHIE BURNETT, ONLY!!!
HIS  EMAIL ADDRESS:  demoncar@optonline.net

DON'T FORGET TO JOIN US FOR THE FUNDRAISER ON TUES DEC 6TH AT CLUB AVALON. 
(SEE FLYER BELOW).
JOIN MANY OF US AS WE RAISE MONEY, AS WE RAISE WILLIE, AND WE WILL RAISE THE ROOF WITH MANY ARTIST AND DJ'S TO ROCK THE HOUSE. LET'S MOVE THROUGH OUR HIGHER SELVES.  LET'S BE HIS WISH, HIS BODY, HIS STRENGTH.....

ON BEHALF OF WILLIE NINJA, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND CONTRIBUTIONS.
 
GOD'S GRACE, PEACE AND BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL,

BARBARA TUCKER
WWW.BARBARATUCKER.COM
 
 

We are very sad to announce the passing of a true friend, The Legendary -

Willie Ninja, R.I.P.

By Keith Boykin,
Saturday, September 2 2006, 7:36 PM

Willi Ninja

DEVELOPING STORY -- Willi Ninja, a legendary figure in the ballroom community and a star of the groundbreaking 1990 film "Paris Is Burning," has passed away. He was 45 years old. "As a friend and someone who loved him very much for all he has given us, I am really sad to write that Willi passed away this morning," Emanuel Xavier wrote on his myspace blog today.

We learned in July that Willi was hospitalized and near death. Xavier reports that when he saw Willi last Monday, he had a very high fever. "He listened and held my hand as I read the poem 'Legendary' to him from the Latex Ball program since he couldn't be at the event," Xavier reported. "We spoke over the phone on Thursday and I promised to visit him after the camping trip I never took this weekend. At least I got to tell him how much I loved him before hanging up."

"Willi had created quite a name for himself," Jasmyne Cannick wrote in a blog tribute. He will always be remembered by me as one of a kind, fierce, and fabulous." Makeupbeat.com called him "the godfather of vogueing."

Willi's presence in Paris Is Burning helped introduce students to "notions of sexuality that they had no idea ever existed," according to one blog "It's always sad when pioneers pass away," according to the Terrence Says blog. "We all come here to leave a mark on the world and Willie Ninja certainly left his," said Terrence. "Words will never convey what a great loss this is to not only the ballroom community but to his many house members past and present and his family and friends," another blogger wrote.

Willi Ninja in 2005

This photo of Willi Ninja was taken March 22, 2005 and posted on Flickr.com.

Funeral Services for Willi Ninja

Friday, September 8, 2006        Time: 7-9 pm
Roy L. Gilmore's Funeral Home
19102 Linden Boulevard
Saint Albans, Queens, NY 11412       Tel.718-529-3030

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Selected Comments Posted For Willie Ninja*

It is very sad to hear such a wonderful Ninja has gone...I've known Willie since the start of  trax (the club) he has taught me how to throw baby powder on the floor and let go.....he's done so much...I am deeply hurt my prays go to all because he was loved by all....Terey Singleton

 

I love you Willie, you really taught me on how to be fierce! May you rest in peace dear brother....God Bless You!!

 

We love you Willie, Sending you Love, Light & Rainbows of Healing from Montreal love always, Miss Molly

 

Thank You Willie!! My Love...

 

Sleep in peace, Willie. I will never forget you, my club scene hero.

 

Rest In Peace Willie.


RIP..Heaven needs dancers too!

 

Your vibe was always Grand , yet welcoming...I will miss you also...Jaquisha J.

Your legend lives on. We miss you Willie

RIP baby. :(

 

God speed Willie, and thanks for the glamour

 

Willie, your presence, generosity and beautiful smile will surely be missed!! Love Always...Miss Nalo
 

Montreal is very sad to hear  of your passing away.  Our thoughts are with your family.  Thank you Willie you will be missed but not forgotten...

 

You were simply... amazing. You taught me how to walk down a runway without any fear. I miss you... RIP<3

 

Miss thing you will truly be missed ok miss honey but you better work the dance in the after life.

 

You were truly loved and admired!  You will always be an inspiration to all that follow in your shoes!!! Peace Be With You!

 

 Willie.. words can't express how deeply missed you will be. You touched the lives of so many, including myself. I will think about you often and will miss you always. Love you my friend, Elijah.

 

Dear Willi you broke my heart today in hearing of your death. But I do know that somewhere over the rainbow you are with the legendary Icons of yesterday. Angie Extravaganza, Danny Extravaganza ,Paris Dupree ,Pepper LaBeija ,Avis Pendavis, Dorian Corey, Danielle Revlon, Lady Cateria, Nicole Iman. May you all Rest in Peace.  Love Edwin Torres
 

hi-Willie made you R.I.P I'm not good in saying good-byes just want to say that i love you & I will truly miss you like they say in show bizz break a leg & see you later. I love you. Tony-Tone
 
I am so glad I made myself go the House Music Dance Conference in March 2006!  I was able to see the legend perform live and in person.  It was magical!  RIP, baby.  Andrea J

You are now ready to storm heavens runway. Seal it!!! Luv Your Sister Elizabeth Latex

You Shine ..Even In Heaven...."Noodles" aka Michelle Smith

Willie My DIVAAAA friend from New York who allowed me the opportunity to stay with you and your mom when in town, not to mention the fun running around town.  Thank you for being you and allowing me in your life.  May you rest in peace.  With Love Davyd G. McCoy

 

Willie I Love U. Always Danny Pontier one of ur biggest fans.

 

HE ALWAYS GANNA LIVE IN ARE MINDS U FORGET ESCO, STONEWALL SPLASH GOT2B TUESDAY, WILLY WORK FOR LA INDIA FOR MANY YEARS WILLY ALWAYS LIVIN IN ANY NINJA THE I KNOW, HIS LEGACY ALWAYS GANNA BE PARTY OF GAY LIFE IN NYC, HE IS IN BETTER LEVEL OF ENERGY, AND HESS STILL WHIT US BUT DIFFERENT LEVEL, LOVE TO ANTHONY NINJA, AND MOTHER NINJA, ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART LOVE YAMILXTRAVAGANZA.
 
 
WILLY NEVER GONE HE STILL ALIVE EVERY DAY IN  THE MUSIC SOUNDS OF THE  BEATS IN THE FASHION, IN THE  MINDS OF EVERYONE, WILLY THE  MEN  THE LEGEND, THE NEW GENERATION THE NINJAZ  IN EVERYONE OF THEN  I SEE WILLIE  SO  HE STILL ALIVE, AND  DON'T LET HIS LEGACY DIE.

RIP the prince of entertainment, help keep us in line while you are over younder, Teddybear

 

Willi , we ran out of time, there was so much more to do!  You're brief stay in this existence has enriched us all and with that I say let's take a moment and really value what we have and make the best of everything we can!!  We do and will always love you and Mamma!........Debra & Archie

 

 

The Lord brought U Home, Willie... He said "U acknowledged Me in ALL that u've done -- Job Well Done!!!" Now u have the REST of your Life 2 Rejoice & Celebrate with Him -- Just as U did on Earth with Us... Bless You, Willie Ninja!!!!  IsIs Enigma of House of Enigma - Chicago, IL

 


You've been a true inspiration. There will never be another. R.I.P.

 

Willie, I'm sure you'll find and dance with our friend Larry Levan in paradise r.i.p. your friend now and always DJ STEVE THE SAGA PEREZ

 

Your Soul will forever live thru all of us who love and cherish you. thank you for putting me in touch w/ the beauty in me when my soul witnessed the beauty of you! You ARE truly a Legend! Alive forever in our hearts! May your loved ones find comfort in Knowing This! Muah!

 

the divine willie ninja has made the transition. heaven has never
been more divine with than with this new addition.

 

Willie Ninja  you truly  gave me the  knowledge to really be the
dancer i am  today the grace and the talent of a voguer  i am  a member of the
house of voyse in ohio . my name is Tia Terell  Voyse  and I just wanted to
thank you and the House of Ninja.

 

willie thanks 4 give me the wings 2 fly high on the floor of the
ball room  rip- love carlos

 

Willi was a wonderful friend and great teacher. I am so sad to have been searching to contact Willi and find he has passed away. We was my angel to thru his words and teaching he saved my daughter from joining the Service. We first meet Willi in
Tampa Fl at
Barbizon Modeling, my daughter was 15 years, she is now 20 yrs. He inspired her to don't just dream it be it. When I last saw him end 2005 again in Tampa, he was very sick and was pushing is self to teach hundreds of students of
Barbizon. I saw thru him as I has I in the past, I knew he was ill, and I sat by his side and walked with him to the restroom, to get water etc. He was so weak, but he was there for the kids and had to keep going. We talked of many thing
that day, friends who he had hoped would be there for him that weekend in Florida and weren't, he had tears of  of sadness of how they had treated him. We talked of his Thanksgiving dinners, his mom how much he loved her. I sat and listened to him and thought how much I admired him and his strength to keep pushing on though he was so ill. I had 
worried about him after leaving that day, but I never thought I'd never see him again. My daughter
Cristina did see him in January 2006 LA California at the IMTA Convention, she told me how wonderful he looked and thanked her and sent
his many thanks to me for being there that day in Tampa for him. I will never forget you
Willi, All our love, The Vivas Family

 

Willy I miss you bro .. I wish you were here

 

I remember the very 1st day we spoke and you told me the things i
should do in order to be a ballroom success, I never got the chance to speak to
you in person but your passing still bothers me to this day. A man with so much
knowledge, you were and still are a leader and positive role model in my eyes
and I wish I couldve learned everything you knew. Rest In Peace Willie your
family is doing you good hear on this earth.
 

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