Sasha Velour (b.1987) is a drag queen and visual artist currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Her creative work includes illustration, comics, drag performance, bookmaking, and video.
Velour is currently appearing as a contestant on the Emmy-winning reality TV competition, Rupaul's Drag Race (Season 9).
She created and stars in the highly-regarded drag event “Nightgowns” at Bizarre Bushwick, which has been called “[the] thinking queens drag show” (Time Out NY) and “a signature blend of thoughtful, politically-charged, emotional drag” (NEXT Magazine).
She is also the creative force behind Velour: The Drag Magazine, a bi-yearly publication about drag artists that has been called “unmistakably thoughtful…[with an] edgy, demure, and exacting aesthetic” (Bushwick Daily).
Her illustration and comics work has been published in QU33R, Posture, Cicada, InkBRICK, Suspect Device, and Comics Workbook Magazine.
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"Endlessly visionary.... a drag genius." — Vulture.com
“An up-and-coming fireball of talent.” — Alright Darling
“New York’s Drag Queen Wunderkind…Classifying Sasha’s style of drag is an impossible feat.” — Grizzly Kiki
"An artist in every sense of the word." — Thotyssy
"Velour’s perfectly applied makeup and wardrobe stocked with sequined dresses, surreal headpieces, and skin-tight leotards... occupies a strange territory between glamorous and sci-fi..." — Bedford + Bowery
“Sasha Steinberg is one of the smartest cartoonists to emerge from CCS and certainly one of its most ambitious.” — High Low Comics
"Takes a sensitive, politically charged approach to drag without compromising an ounce of sequins."
— NEXT Magazine
"A highly curated, well thought-out spectacle that feels like a miniature play....NIGHTGOWNS provides a stage to communicate, to laugh, and to think through performance." — Bushwick Daily