Deb Roach is a former Stripper, Showgirl & Camgirl that was born with significant limb difference.
Performing artist and movement educator Deb Roach was born in Sydney Australia without most of her left arm. She is three time international pole dance champion, aerialist and dancer. As a recipient of the “Amplify your Art” grant awarded by Accessible Arts NSW in 2014, Deb underwent professional development and worked in London from 2014 until the end of 2016. The grant not only allowed Deb to leave Australia to embrace the UK’s progressive attitude towards disability arts, but to work with companies such as Graeae and Candoco, as well as train with world champion pole artist Kate Czepulkowski. Deb made the most of her exceptional talent visa granted by Arts Council England and is recognised by UNESCO for the significance of her contribution to the dance world.
Deb enjoys pushing the limits of her physicality and exploring the artistic possibilities of her body through contemporary dance, pole dance and circus arts. She views her professional practice as a form of personal enrichment and healing, and spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons as a performer in the UK's only integrated circus, Extraordinary Bodies, touring with their show “Weighting”. When not touring with the circus or her solo career, you would find her teaching pole at the London Dance Academy, or yoga and Pilates at studios throughout central London.
Now returned to Australia, Deb has recently purchased World of Pole, where she has taught for nearly 3 years. She is the digital media lead for The Space Studio in Barangaroo, where she also teaches Yoga, Pilates and Barre.
Owner, World of Pole Blacktown.
IPC Champion, Disabled - 2012,15,18.
Instructor, Performer, Speaker, Badass.
FB page: @debroachpole
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