Our wide range of performers can be seen regularly in the top NYC nightclubs and restaurants and private & corporate events.

Themes & Characters

With a background in film and TV, we are able to pull off any type any type of themed event with unique characters, costumes and props.


In our 2500 sq foot custom design studio, we are able to design and fabricate corporate branded costumes, props and pull off elaborate events.

Who We Are

Seasoned Film, TV and Broadway professionals bringing you next level events.
NYC's best performers. Meticulously crafted events.

26 Stars was created to provide a higher level of entertainment and event experience. Our performers have backgrounds in professional dance, music and more. Our flamboyant designs and ultra-high-end performers clad to embody a particular theme will immerse you and your guests. 26 Stars events elevates your party and get your guests talking. At 26 Stars, we have a full staff of choreographers, costume designers, makeup artists, prop masters, and versatile talents who elevate themes, costumes and entertainment to the definitive level.

Founded in 2010 by Brazilian-born designer Carmela Lane, 26 Stars rapidly won the imaginations at New York City’s most renowned nightclubs with its “outrageously sexy costumes.” Also serving as Creative Director at The TAO Group, Carmela dresses dancers and attendees for A-list celebrity events. Working around the clock and drawing inspiration from sources as dissimilar as Astaire-Rogers musicals and the Jane Fonda camp classic Barbarella, she creates provocative, jaw-dropping creations that make headlines in major media. Among them: Page 6, The New York Times (the glowingly reviewed off-Broadway production of Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic), WPIX 11 News, People Magazine, and more.

  • 2500+

    26 Stars has staged more than 2500 events since 2010. From large-scale music festivals to more intimate club & restaurant settings to corporate celebrations.

  • 700

    Our eye-popping designs rise to every occasion, whether it’s an Oscar party, a futuristic circus themed private bash, fairy-tale fantasy, or corporate branded event. We have executed more than 700 different themes

  • 100s

    We utilize NYC best and brightest performers from all walks of performances. With hundreds of performers, 26 Stars draws from a variety of acts to entertain and dazzle guests: Dancers, magicians, promo models, actors, acrobats, and beyond.

  • 1
    One vision

    Our vision is to elevate party entertainment, performances themed events with a high degree of execution.

Avra Estiatorio
Avenue New York
Ultra Music Festival
PH-D Lounge
Dream Hotels
Bodega Negra NYC
Marquee NY
Lavo New York

Our Team

Carmela Lane
Founder & Creative Director

Carmela Lane is a NYC-based costume designer, whose work can be seen at LAVO Riviera Sundays, TAO Nightclub, Ultra Music Festival, and the Joffrey Ballet, as well as many stage, film, private event productions. She is Creative Director at the TAO Group. She studied fashion design at FIT, but her most of her time is spent in her studio dreaming up crazy costumes to create over the top events. Carmela opened 26 Stars in 2010 with the goal of creating theatrically resonant nightlife events that merge dance, fantastical clothing, and exuberant performers.
Alice Reys
Director of Choreographer

Alice Reys (Choreographer/Actress/ Performer) has been dancing and performing since the age of 6. She graduated in the performing arts in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has been part of many shows, either in the cast or as choreographer and movement director. She was featured off-Broadway in Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic as “Lupe Velez.” Alice blends classical ballet training with her passion for physical theatre to forge a performance style that is indelibly her own. Now, she brings her many talents to 26 Stars as both an artist and choreographer.
Felipe Galganni
Director of Choreography

An accomplished tap dancer in NYC & his native Brazil, Felipe teaches at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and the American Tap Dance Foundation. He auditions & teaches the summer program for the Joffrey Ballet School in Miami. Felipe’s performances have graced the stages at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, The Cotton Club, The Citigroup Alvin Ailey Theater, The Metropolitan Room, The Bronx Museum, and The NY Summer Stage, among others.

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