Salakastar is a Detroit born and based actor, singer-songwriter, poet, and teaching artist working in theatre, television, film, and music. She earned her BFA and completed her classical acting training at the State University of New York at Purchase College. She is an artist-in-residence at Poetic Societies, an ensemble member at A Host of People, and is in the touring company of I, Too, Sing America at the Michigan Opera Theatre. She is a founding member of iii Sisters, a Detroit-based feminist writing ensemble. Salakastar’s debut album, “All Blue: Part One (Majorelle!)” was released in 2020.
Salakastar is the recipient of both a 2020 Kresge Artist Fellowship and a 2018 Gilda Award.