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Dyllón Burnside          

Actor & Musician Known for his Role in 'Pose' & 'Prideland'

A multi hyphenate performer, creator and recording artist, Dyllón Burnside has appeared in notable stage, television and film projects with some of the best in the business. He currently stars as 'Ricky' in Ryan Murphy’s Emmy-nominated FX series, "Pose" alongside Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez.

Burnside first captivated audiences with his Broadway debut, starring as Anthony in 2014’s Holler if Ya Hear Me, a hip-hop musical inspired by the music and lyrics of Tupac Shakur. He also appeared as a Lost Boy in NBC’s "Peter Pan Live!" and in the critically-acclaimed series "High Maintenance" on HBO, all while completing his final year at the prestigious CAP21 Conservatory for music theatre and The New School where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and Writing.

Additionally, the artist hosted the PBS special PRIDELAND that aired this past summer. In the hour long special, Burnside traveled through the American South to uncover LGBTQ+ stories.

The Pensacola, Florida native began performing professionally at the age of twelve as a member of the Hip-Hop/R&B boy band 3D, which afforded him the opportunity to tour the country performing original music alongside folks like Stevie Wonder and Rihanna in such venues as Madison Square Garden and the Nokia Theater. Burnside is currently working on a forthcoming new solo project and will have new music out in the coming months.

In addition to his performance work, Burnside is also passionate about producing quality arts content that promotes social change. His work as a producer includes film, theatrical and musical events that serve and/or shed light on marginalized communities. He has also taught performing arts workshops and spoken at schools across the country about the importance of arts education as a means of personal empowerment and self-expression.

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