"Tremendous individuality and artistic flair... a truly versatile performer"
- Absinth Fringe Review
Zahra Stardust is a Penthouse Pet, magazine centrefold, award winning stripease artist and Australian pole champion intent on spreading love around the world from upside down.
A proud feminist stripper, she abandoned a legal career in a top-tier law firm in favour of taking her clothes off in public and was the NSW Senate Candidate for the Australian Sex Party at the 2010 Federal Election.
With 3 degrees, including a Masters thesis on feminist striptease, Zahra has worked in gender, sexual health and development with the United Nations in both Australia and Africa, and has spoken at events for International Women’s Day, The Feminist Conference and SlutWalk Sydney.
A trapeze artist and pole instructor for Suzie Q Pole Studio , Zahra’s bohemian lifestyle has led her to shows and workshops around the world, including to the Amsterdam Burlesque Festival, Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Tokyo, Erotica Expo Auckland, pole workshops in Stockholm, Miss Pole Dance Bavaria in Germany, and the World Body Painting Festival in Austria.
Zahra's titles include:
In her adult career, Zahra has worked in different sectors of the sex industry, from exotic dance, swingers' parties, bucks’ parties and fetish parties to queer performance nights, strip clubs, fringe and burlesque festivals, pole competitions, circus events, theatres, and hosting adult lifestyle event Sexpo, as well as modelling for adult magazines, calendars and erotica websites.
Zahra enjoys promoting autonomous portrayals of diversity and perversity onstage, and spreading love around the world from upside down. She is a proud member of the queer community.
She has had the pleasure of pouring candy over her body, painting herself in glow plaint, playing with fire, trampling over people in high heels, flying in pink metallic Wings of Isis, untying herself from fetish rope, dancing with bubbling cups of dry ice, adorning herself in latex superhero costumes and posing nude for animal rights campaigns.
When she is not hanging upside down, Zahra likes baking vegan cupcakes, attending protests, campaigning with the Australian Sex Party, tutoring in Gender Studies, riding motorbikes, scuba diving, changing her hair colour regularly, watching arthouse films, bare foot backpacking and making cunt art.