Empress Stah is an internationally renowned, award winning, Aerial Artist, Avant Garde Cabaret Performer and Show Producer, whose signature performance is ‘Swinging from the Chandelier’.
Famed for her provocative and controversial style of show, Stah has toured the world with her repertoire of unique acts as well as producing her own sell out cabaret extravaganza’s in London and on tour, most notably ‘The Very Best of Empress Stah’.
Empress Stah is currently developing a performance in Space and recently completed her first Zero Gravity research flight. This project has been supported by The Arts Council of England, encouraged by The Arts Catalyst and commissioned by The Spill Festival of Live Art.
She has worked for the likes of Damien Hirst, Harvey Nichols, Smirnoff, Wella, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Philip Stark, Harpers Bazaar, Beefeater Gin, Mac World, The Private Equity Foundation, The British Motor Show and The Brit Awards.
Empress Stah has toured from London to New York, Moscow, Tokyo, Sydney, Miami, Texas, San Francisco, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and all over Europe.
She has shared the bill with Cirque Du Soliel and Dita Von Teese, made guest appearances with La Clique, The Box and The Crazy Horse, appeared on numerous occasions at all of the top London venues from The Roundhouse to the Café De Paris, Earls Court to Koko’s. Stah has gotten her wellies muddy at festivals from Glastonbury to Reading, The Big Chill to Bestival, Headlined the Erotica Stage Show and cabaret events for Torture Garden, Whoopie, Boom Boom, Lost Vagueness, Marisa Carnesky Company and Trash City.
"Utterly Unique" - Time Out
"Cabaret Star" - The New York Times
"Aerial Queen" - The Londonist
"Cult Status" - The Stage, Australia
"The Ruler of the Decadent Underworld of Burlesque Performers" - The West Australian
Swinging from the chandelier is Empress Stah's signature performance piece, for which she received a Jerwood Circus Award. The Chandelier adds a sense of grandeur and decadence to any event, conjuring up the atmosphere of the greatest party of all time.
Impermanence is a powerful, operative styler performance, performed on aerial hoop to a song by the same name, composed by Orthon Mataragas and sung by Ernesto Tornashini. This piece was originally conceived for the "Wella Trend Vision Awards" at The Roundhouse, London and performed 4 days later for Philip Stark in Istanbul.
‘Empress Stah and her Constellation’ is inspired by her performance in Zero Gravity. Creating the illusion that Stah is indeed floating around in space, The Constellation consists of seven illuminated, inflated stars that hang from a heptagonal steel structure. The Constellation provides a three dimensional performance space in which an aerial act is performed as well as a stunning set for ground based cabaret acts and themed events.
Stah Ship Trooper
I lost my Heart to a Star Ship Trooper... Flashing Lights in Hyper Space! This act is out of this world! Performed on black aerial sling to the song 'Star Ship Trooper' and it is performed in a costume with a futurist ball head!
Baby I'm A Star
The Star Fish is an inflatable, colour changing prop that has lights
programmed to flash and change in time with the music and the aerial choreography. ‘Baby I’m a Star’ by Prince provides the soundtrack to this aerial performance, perfect for enhancing your party atmosphere.
This brand new, original piece of apparatus is an 'Aerial Hexagon', with a fast paced, highly skilled act choreographed to 'Any Which Way' by the Scissor Sisters. The show opens with Gloria Gaynor's 'I am
100% British Royalty
What I am' and is interspersed with Ice Cream Cone Lip Synching and Vogue Dance choreography! A perfect party piece it is high energy and camp!
Set to the music of 'Queen's, Bohemian Rhapsody and Don't Stop Me Now, the show opens with a 'magical floating scepter' dance and builds to a dynamic routine performed on an Aerial Hexagon.