BIO

Canada is home to the exceptionally talented Stephanie Marcantonio, widely recognized by her stage name, Queenyy. Born and raised in the vibrant city of Ottawa, she has rapidly carved out a significant presence in the artistic community through her multifaceted creative expressions.

Queenyy’s passion for music is evident in her diverse roles as a singer-songwriter, DJ, and movement artist. She not only performs but also manages the intricate behind-the-scenes work that comes with being an independent artist. Recognizing the critical importance of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and soul, she has recently expanded her skill set to include the title of mindfulness movement coach, further enriching her artistic repertoire.

When Queenyy takes the stage to sing, her distinctive voice immediately captures attention. Her sultry rasp combined with heartfelt, genuine lyrics reflect her unapologetic and authentic personality. Between 2019 and 2020, she released several singles, including a notable collaboration with London rapper Aaliyah Mire on the track “That Way,” which helped her quickly establish a strong presence as an independent artist in the music scene.

In 2020, Queenyy unveiled her debut three-track EP titled “Distance,” which showcased her diverse musical sound and artistic range. The following year, in 2021, she further demonstrated her versatility by releasing self-directed visuals for “Distance,” which highlighted her deep love for dance and her ability to seamlessly blend various artistic forms.

As a DJ, Queenyy distinguishes herself by taking her audience on a global auditory journey through a variety of rhythms and beats. Her profound love for music, travel, and dance enables her to excel in discovering, selecting, and mixing underground electronic sounds across multiple genres, creating a unique and immersive experience for her listeners.

In December 2021, Queenyy made her DJ debut in Ottawa at SAW Gallery’s “Expressions” event. Her talent quickly earned her a DJ residency at Ottawa’s Twenty-Seven Club in 2022, where she hosts “Vibes & Stuff” every Thursday night. This event is designed to create a safe and inclusive space for DJs and musicians to showcase their talents. Queenyy’s distinctive sound has led to performances at prestigious venues such as the National Arts Center and the National Gallery of Canada, as well as international gigs playing on DEJAVU FM in London, England.

In 2023, Queenyy shifted her focus towards her movement artistry. She began the year in India, where she immersed herself in the study of yoga and earned her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate. Following this, she traveled to South Africa to delve into African street dance and began teaching yoga to dancers at Soweto’s Finest Dance Studio in Johannesburg, blending her knowledge of yoga with her passion for dance.


Upon returning to Canada, Queenyy now performs monthly at City Afterlight and has taken over the DJ decks at various events and festivals such as White Rabbit at City at Night, Debaser: Pique festival, Amashowza, Capital Sessions, Music.Art.Ppl. and Basscamp. She offers unique movement classes that blend yoga and dance with her deep love for music, providing a special space for individuals to find their rhythm and explore free-flow movement. She’s also facilitated motivational workshops for creatives such as finding their authenticity within their artistry and femme only intro to DJing. With the high demand for her innovative offerings, Queenyy is set to perform and teach at multiple shows and festivals this summer across Canada and the USA, continuing to deliver her unique vibe and sound to a growing audience.

 

DATES 2024

JANUARY 13

DEBASER (DJ SET) WITH CHADY TAM-TAM (LIVE PERCUSSION) – CLUB SAW, OTTAWA, CANADA


JANUARY 20

WHITE RABBIT (DJ SET) – CITY AT NIGHT, OTTAWA, CANADA

JANUARY 24

AFTERLIGHT (DJ SET) – CITY AT NIGHT, OTTAWA, CANADA


JANUARY 27

INTUITIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP (TEACHING) – THE FLAVA FACTORY, OTTAWA, CANADA


FEBRUARY 24

MUSIC.ART.PPL: AURORA (DJ SET + TEACHING) – CHURCHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

MARCH 7

CONCEPTHURSDAY x HERBEATS: FEMME INTRO TO DJ WORKSHOP (DJ SET + HOSTING) – CITY AT NIGHT, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

MARCH 14

DJ SET – NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

APRIL 5

DJ SET – POA TIKI BAR, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

APRIL 7

DANCE TEMPLE OTTAWA (ECSTATIC DANCE DJ SET) – CHURCHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

APRIL 13

INTUITIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP (TEACHING) – THE FLAVA FACTORY, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

APRIL 24

AFTERLIGHT x BEYOND CITY BEATS WORKSHOP (DJ SET + HOSTING) – CITY AT NIGHT, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

MAY 4

UNDERCOVER: BACK 2 BURGER (DJ SET) – GBURGER, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

MAY 31

FULL FLAVA FRIDAY (DJ SET) – THE FLAVA FACTORY, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

JUNE 1

MAC-CAM ART+ SHOW (DJ SET)  – ARTS COURT, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

JUNE 2

THE OFFICIAL SONIC SPRINGS PRE-PARTY (DJ SET) – OVERFLOW BREWERY, OTTAWA, CANADA TICKETS


JUNE 6

DJ SET – THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

JUNE 8

BIA BORO SESSIONS (DJ SET) – BIA BORO, VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA

 

JUNE 15-16

PNW AFRO DANCE CAMP (TEACHING) – CORNISH COLLEGE OF ARTS, SEATTLE, WA, USA TICKETS

 

JUNE 28

AMASHOWZA x SOLÉ FESTIVAL (DJ SET) – CTV OTTAWA PARKING LOT, OTTAWA, CANADA TICKETS

 

JULY 6-7

SONIC SPRINGS MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL (DJ SET + TEACHING) – FISHERS’ PARADISE, WEST NIPPISING, ON, CANADA TICKETS


JULY 11

DJ SET – THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

JULY 13

WHITE RABBIT (DJ SET) – CITY AT NIGHT, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

JULY 20

OTTAWA BLACKJACKS HALFTIME SHOW (DJ SET) – TD PLACE, OTTAWA, CANADA

 

AUGUST 3-5

BLACK RABBIT CAMPOUT FESTIVAL (DJ SET) – BRYSON, QC, CANADA TICKETS

 

AUGUST 17

WAY OF THE WILD WOMEN FESTIVAL (ECSTATIC DANCE DJ SET) – AVONMORE, ON, CANADA TICKETS

 

AUGUST 21

CO-NNECT: YOGA IN THE PARK (TEACHING) – ROBERT SIMPSON PARK, ARNPRIOR, ON, CANADA 

 

AUGUST 23

TBA (DJ SET) – OTTAWA, CANADA

 

AUGUST 24-25

GAIAFEST (DJ SET + TEACHING) – WAKEFIELD, QC, CANADA

 

SEPTEMBER 14

TBA (TEACHING) – OTTAWA, CANADA

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INTUITIVE MOVEMENT

Bridging the gap between yoga and dance, appealing to many. Queenyy uses her passion for music and movement to create a unique, safe space for open-level participants to find their rhythm with sound and breath. This approach promotes personal liberation, enabling natural, uninhibited movement exploration.

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