Sasha Velour (b.1987) is a gender-fluid drag queen and designer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Her creative work includes drag performance, publishing, fashion, and music.
Velour won season 9 of the Emmy-winning reality TV competition, Rupaul's Drag Race which was nominated for an additional 8 Emmys this year.
She produces and stars in the drag show “Nightgowns," 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).
Velour designs all of her own merchandise and products. Her illustration and comics have 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