Meet the new face of burlesque, jazz and dubstep. Sapphira debuts a fresh, exciting concept combining bass music, beats and tease. She is however, no newbie to the stage or the music industry, capably holding her own. Sapphira has over a decade of experience as a burlesque entrepreneur, cabaret singer and is owner of the Ibiza Burlesque Festival. Overcoming a bipolar episode 20 years ago she founded the dance academy and event production group Sapphira’s Showgirls to share the art form she loves with the world.
“Highly ﬁnished, velvety and opulent ” Beat Magazine
Career highlights include meeting Sir Richard Branson following her self-initiated My Heart Belongs To Branson campaign and having her professional dancers dressed by Dita Von Teese lingerie as a tribute to the leading star. The sole founder of the Ibiza Burlesque Festival and co-founder of the Australian Burlesque Festival she has also performed at the Royal William Yard Festival (UK), Burning Man Festival (USA), Rainbow Serpent Festival (AUS), London Burlesque Festival (UK), Ministry of Sound (UK), Pacha (UK) and opened for DJ Dimitri from Paris. Her musical theatre experience includes performing Electra in Gypsy the musical and she has posed sans-attire for renowned artist Sir Charles Billich with whom she is now developing Soliloquy – Naked Poetry, a collection of poems and lyrics enhanced by Billich’s world famous work, his paintings also decorate the walls of the Vatican and the White House. Her passion for personal development has lead her to become an advocate of non-profit educational charity More To Life and she offers sound healing sessions in North London as a Certified Soul Voice ® Practitioner. A spokesperson and fundraiser for mental health causes her annual #BurlesqueAPeel has raised close to £1,500 for charity and she has published her autobiography Burlesque or Bust with Trigger.
With Sapphira’s first release in receiving support from heavyweights such as Faithless, Sasha and Meat Katie you know you’re onto a good thing. Sapphira searched the globe for those resonating with an innate need for a sound that is dark, powerful and erotic. Her journey has taken her to Naples, London, Bristol and back to her hometown Melbourne as she gained momentum working with industry staples Audiofly, Tonestepa, Emilio Merone, Kayden Michaels, Leuce Rhythms, Doc Moody, Ways & Means and Alex Virr, breathing life into her songs and into a new project. This latest offering melds together extravagant costumes, sensual theatrics with the powerful sounds of dubstep, breakbeat and electro. Haunting melodies, deep basslines and driving beats collide in an etheric fusion as burlesque meets electronica. This is Sapphira – uncompromising, defiant, irreverent and provocative.