Zirconia Starfighter is a modeling persona: graphic designer, visual artist, fetish-alternative model, go-go dancer & burlesque performer born, raised up and based in Athens (Greece). Native Greek and passionate for life, most people know her since 2000 when she started modeling, in the difficult domain of the dark alternative scene, motivated by her love for art. Art & Design influence her expression and profession as well today. Her official job as a graphic designer and retouch-er is what she actually does for living. However, her skills, ideas and talent in styling, modeling, design etc. pushed her career on the top and so, she became a famous performer. She graduated from Vakalo School of Art & Design with BA (Bachelor Degree) and MA (Master Degree) from the University of Derby (February 2003 - UK).
Zirconia was born to a deeply musical family. Her father is one of the first music journalists and record critics in Greece. This led Zirconia to have a strong interest in music, traveling and creating. Her mother is a make-up artist and devoted her entire career to beauty. This of course had an influence on her as well. As she was not the average child, she used to attend the most extreme experimental, alternative and underground concerts from a very young age. She would buy anything unusual, or individual and freaky, she would read anything she could that was related to underground music, metaphysical phenomena, as well as supernatural and alternative Lifestyles.
A long time before her degrees in graphic design, she was a remarkable student, finishing her high school with top grades, she learnt french, english and italian. She attended vocal lessons at the Athenaeum Odium from the age of seven. She sang for some bands, but left this behind for other activities. Her sculptures are ready-made themes which are based upon her imagination. Sometimes they are also influenced by books or mythology.
As a model, she loves fashion design & designers and intends to give edgy and unique presence to any event, work or fashion show. In photo-shootings she loves to be as unique as possible, inspired by dreamy landscapes, abandoned places and futuristic compositions. As a go-go girl (freestyle dancer), angle-grinder performer and show-girl, she lives to dance, losing herself into "industrial for the masses". Zirconia's other job is a spectacular go-go dancer, starting from 2004, performer (burlesque, fire and angle-grinder acts) and show-girl. She has danced and performed at some well known alternative clubs, festivals and for bands and DJ's in Greece and across Europe. Some references can be found on her official website (www.zirconia-starfighter.com), in a more detailed bio, although she keeps on adding new stuff all the time in her updates.
Early in 2007, she made her first appearance abroad in Europe for bands such as Soman. She also performed several times in Europe at big festivals such as Wave Gotik Treffen (for Mono No Aware, Soman and Welle:Erdball at Leipzig DE), Neuwerk Festival (for Soman in Dusseldorf DE), M'era Luna for Amduscia (MEX), for dj's such as Vasi Vallis (Reaper, Frozen Plasma, NamNambulu, DE), Erk Aircrag (Hocico, Rabia Sorda - MX), Kashyyyk (MEX), Vertical Mode (IS), Modestep (UK), Helicon Sound System (for Narcosis/Sipsis, NOM, Septagram and Dj CRX - GR), G-Pal (GR) and numerous other big names in the music industry: Eisenfunk (DE), Alien Vampires (UK), Sorrows Path (GR) to name but a few. She then continued dancing for some of the most important international DJís in Europe, such as Armin Van Buuren (World's #1 Dj - NL), Seb Fontaine (UK), Glenn Morrison (CA), Mary Amado (Spain's #1 Djane - SP), Dave Audé, (US Grammy nominated producer, DJ and remixer for artists such as Korn, t.A.T.u., Faith No More, Cause and Effect, Hilary Duff, The Pussycat Dolls, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Ecotek (GR & Denver, Colorado, USA), Anthony Pappa (UK), Gareth Emery (UK), Pier Morocco (UK) and more. Full of energy on stage and off stage too, coming out with new ideas every time, she has worked with many photographers, she has been printed, and interviewed, in magazines, featured on event posters and has modeled for some well known fashion designers, artists and labels. Nowadays she has numerous photo-sets which are indescribably unique and special as they take alternative to a pro level. She appears on numerous daily deviations and she has become the muse of many comic, cartoon & graphic designers, painters and digital artists.
Welcome to Zirconia's world!