Aleksa Manila

Aleksa Manila

Pre- and Post-Concert Emcee

Drug counselor by day, drag diva by night. Aleksa Manila is a celebrated and respected drag personality. Aleksa is a favorite emcee/host, speaker/panelist, performer/model at many events in the region because of her smart and sassy presence onstage and her ease of engaging her audience. Aleksa is no stranger to the stage and credits singing with Pink Martini as one of her career highlights. Aleksa is the 40th Miss Gay Seattle and was 2014 Grand Marshal at the 40th Seattle Pride Parade alongside her hero, Mr. George Takei. Aleksa founded Pride ASIA in 2012 to honor the LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander community. In her professional career, Aleksa when "not-in-face" is Program Supervisor of Addiction Services at Seattle Counseling Service and is pursuing "his" MSW at the University of Washington. More at www.aleksamanila.com

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Beyond the stage