The House was originally founded as the first German House - “The House of Melody” (2012-2019) by the German Pioneer of Ballroom, Georgina Philp aka Leo. Since July 2019 the House of Melody has transformed and joined forces with the Iconic House of Saint Laurent (founded 1982 in NYC). It represents the international chapter, under the leadership of the European Mother Leo Saint Laurent.
Through steady work and community building in the last 7 years, Mother Leo and the House have made their mark as the leading force for Ballroom/Vogue culture within Germany. This fundamental work has created an artistic and self-expressive community from NRW, to Hamburg to Berlin which is continuously growing.
In the name of this Iconic House, the collective will continue their work within Ballroom. The focus is on exchange with the international scene, as well as going beyond the artistic output, highlighting educational events that go beyond the structural and social components of Ballroom culture. A need for more spaces, places and events by and for the LGBTQ and POC community is reflected in the worldwide renaissance of this American underground culture.