Qiana Coachman-Strickland also known as “DJ Q-Boogie”
There are trends and then there are classics; DJ Q-Boogie is the latter. A dynamic entertainer, she has a gift, equal parts performance art, intuition, creativity and raw talent. Audiences delight in dancing to her Sets, fusions of Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, House, Top 40, and Reggae. Her passion for music, curating an experience, and creating a vibe habe solidified her as one of the most sought after in the industry.
From a young age, Qiana’s affinity for music fueled her creativity as she was often found rummaging through the records of Evelyn Champagne King, Luther Vandross, and Michael Jackson in her parent’s basement. However as a native of the nation’s insurance capital, Qiana eventually pursued a traditional and prosperous career path at an esteemed insurance company. Yet despite the allure of the competitive business world and comfortable benefits, her inner creative voice craved an outlet. Ultimately, she began organizing and producing original passion projects such as The Ultimate DJ Showcase and Behind the Turntables, (an industry revered showcase and networking event) and The Art of DJ’ing, a youth enrichment program that introduced inner city students to the basics of DJ’ing and encouraged a passion for the arts.