Honored as one of Willamette Week's "Best of Portland", Zora Phoenix has kept fans entranced and laughing in venues and events across Portland and the nation for over a decade with her gender illusionist character’s live vocal performances, parody & comedy acts.
In addition to performing/emceeing (for which she was voted "Best Emcee in Portland”), she has five monthly and regularly scheduled burlesque & boylesque productions (including Portland’s Longest Running Burlesque Show) with a goal of bringing incredible burlesque to Bridgetown since 2009 with an emphasis of the diversity and variety in the art of striptease. In addition, she is the Executive Director of the Rose City School of Burlesque, Portland's First and Foremost School for the Art Form of Burlesque & Striptease; as well as founder and webmistress of BurlesquePDX.com, the Online Portal for All Things Burlesque in the Portland Metro Area and Beyond.
When Zora isn’t producing or performing,, her alter-ego, Chris, acts as Event & Booking Manager for Crush Bar in SE Portland, booking and supporting queer and queer-friendly events in their all-inclusive space. In addition, as founder of PrinterActiveMedia.com, he provides graphic design and marketing consultation specifically geared to performing artists and small businesses.