Lina Bradford is New York City's quintessential DJ straight from the golden era of nightlife to spinning the parties of the moment. An original multi-hyphenate, her work has cemented her internationally as an actress, radio personality as well as the producer and star of her interview series, "In the Dollhouse with Lina." A longtime activist, she's also a board member and global ambassador for the Hetrick-Martin Institute and chair member for
The creative, native New Yorker who got her start as a professionally trained dancer has been described as the “Princess of Light." Earning the title by bringing people together with music and her signature zest for life, she's connected with audiences around the globe. Shapeshifting through decades as an iconic nightlife personality, Bradford thrives on connection and working "the gig called life.' Her consecutive, 10-year DJ residency on Fire Island Pines made her a staple in the gay enclave during summer months and was commemorated with her documentary,"Linnish. Best known for her rotation of popular weekly parties, she's the go-to for playing discographies from the greats in dance, deep house and disco.
An integral part of New York City nightlife, Bradford embodies advocacy for Black trans women leading by example, working with organizations like SAGE and GLAD and even providing music for the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner.