Mayte Garcia is a dancer, choreographer, actress, singer, model, and author, whose success derives from a work ethic going back to her childhood. Born in Alabama to parents of Puerto Rican descent, Mayte grew up between the United States, Germany, and Puerto Rico. She began classical ballet at the age of three, and at eight became the world’s youngest professional belly dancer following in her mother’s footsteps, as featured on the popular TV show “That’s Incredible”. At a Prince show in Germany her parents noticed “Thunder” (which opens Diamonds and Pearls) had an Arabic vibe to it, and urged Mayte to send a video cassette to show him her belly-dancing talents. He was impressed, invited her backstage, and they kept in touch. When Mayte turned 18 he invited her to join the New Power Generation. She collaborated as dancer and director in many music videos, tours, award shows, and television shows in the mid-1990s, and recorded her own album Child of the Sun, produced by Prince. Mayte directed the “Around the World in A Day” tour with the NPG dance company and choreographed Britney Spears belly-dancing moves in “I’m A Slave 4U”. As actress Mayte has appeared in Hollywood cinema (Firehouse Dog), independent films, and various TV series. In 2017 she published The Most Beautiful Girl: My Life With Prince.
Harlan Austin is president of Bodyguard Careers in Minneapolis. He has acquired over 25 years of field experience as an executive protection specialist, seven years of which he served as director of Security Services at Paisley Park. Foremost in his duties at Paisley Park was assuring the safety and welfare of Prince and the celebrities with whom he collaborated or associated, like Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Carmen Elektra, Sheena Easton, Patti LaBelle, and Kim Basinger.
Scottie Baldwin is a sound engineer and audio consultant who worked as engineer and drum technician for Prince from 1990 to 1994. He left the educational environs of Paisley Park to embark on a career as a front-of-house engineer. Over the years Scottie has worked with Lady Gaga, Madonna, the Black Eyed Peas, Duran Duran, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, Earth, Wind and Fire, and countless other world-class acts. Having left a distinct impression on Prince, he found himself called back in 2000 to provide his engineering expertise on several international tours, culminating with the “Piano and a Microphone Tour” in 2016.