Maki Roll (She/her) is an award winning performance artist, event coordinator and pop culture entrepreneur. The Washington DC native started her creative journey in 2010 as a cosplayer and nerdlesque performer, soon branching out to guesting, hosting and curating programming for conventions and nerdy events. Maki combines her geekiness, sexual expression and self taught artistic skill to build innovative performance and visual art experiences across mediums. She has been featured by NPR, MTV, ESPN’s The Undefeated, and The Mary Sue.
She is the current Executive Producer and Owner of the historic International Nerdlesque Festival, a space dedicated to the exploration and celebration of pop culture, sex positive entertainment and burlesque.