Zarah dwells in the space where dreams and waking life collide. She is a vj/video artist, musician, World Champion arnisador, and Co-Founder of Space Acres in the Catskills of New York.
As vj Lady Firefly Zarah creates live visual experiences with artists such as The Roots, Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle, and Animal Collective. In the studio Zarah has an extensive background in video design and postproduction, including a six-year stint as Associate Creative Director and Video Production Director for Blue Man Group. She is also a Guest Lecturer at NYU, educator at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, former Artist-in-Residence at The Experimental Television Center, member of The Office for Creative Research, and Film/TV alumni of New York University: Tisch School of the Arts.
Lately Zarah has split her remaining time between music and martial arts. A multi-instrumentalist with a background in jazz improvisation and karaoke, she has fronted numerous bands and performed during the closing week of CBGBs. Zarah was also a member of the US National Arnis Team in 2014 and earned her World Championship title at the WEKAF International Tournament that same year. She continues to study Arnis and her newest musical project is City and Forest, a collaboration with partner in crime Matt Werden. She was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up in Silver Spring, MD.