We serve a diplomatic function under the Order of the Dove and Lily for Sidewinders Bar, the Cabaret at Sidewinders and any other entity that is closely affiliated. The bar general and assistant managers work in conjunction with court and maintain decision-making functions related to the bar and may overrule any decision of the family. Diplomatic functions include attending events as representatives as well as assisting each other and the community when needed.
Members of the household are given the titles of Lærds, Ladies and Lords; they serve administrative and community needs. They help find and discover needs in the community so the community voices can be heard and greater reach can be obtained when being involved in the community in terms of helping others. They will vote on certain policies, procedures, awardees, and anything that a broader perspective and voice are needed.
The following members of the Order of the Dove and Lily include:
As members of the Order, they follow the Rules and Regulations of the Cabaret
A few family requirements will include attending open-to-the-public cultural events (drag and non-drag) to learn by watching performers, as well as classes in movement, stage and personal presentation and relationship management.
If you would like to join the The Michèle household or Dove and Lily Order, please contact Sidewinders via the front page contact.
Membership is by invitation, commitment to the community and desire to provide strategic direction to the cabaret. After 1-year of no activity or no communication, member is automatically removed from the Dove and Lily. They may carry the Michele name or be family but do not have any voting rights and not considered members. This rule does not apply to members out of the state of NM.
Renée Michèle Toya-Bouvier, First Lady of Sidewinders, Artistic Director of the Cabaret Theater
Renée Michèle Toya-Bouvier holds degrees in English literature (BA), marketing (MBA-Honors), vocal performance (BMus/MMus), and is completing a PhD in Public Affairs. She studied voice, movement and acting (Meisner) at the Neighborhood Playhouse, under the guidance of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and the Acting Studio. She is Chief Operating Officer of Sidewinders and oversees all entertainment/events of the Cabaret.
She would like to thank her family (Mom and Dad) and friends, especially her mother Martinique Bouvier, Jacquêsán Taylor-Stratton, Diamond Rico-Stratton, the staff of Sidewinders and her children for being wonderful parts of her life. She also would like to thank the more than 100 individuals it took to open the cabaret and the more than 300 who have performed there since it has opened.
Seph M. Alan
Orchid Lyricque Michèle
Mistress Shelly Michèle
J. Alex Douglas
Ike M. Ion
Marcus Michèle Ticey
Kitana Michèle Kyng
Photo Courtesy of Aba Ortiz
Luna Volkova Michele