Deb Roach

International pole champion, dancer and acrobat Deb Roach was born in Australia without her left arm. In 2014 Deb came over from Australia to embrace the UK’s progressive attitude towards disability arts. Working with companies such as Graeae and Candoco, and training with world champion pole artist Kate Czepulkowski, Deb certainly has been making the most of her exceptional talent visa granted by Arts Council England. 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 as part of the UK’s only integrated circus company hopes to inspire and encourage her audiences and collaborators through her discoveries.

“The performing arts, especially circus, should allow for everyone to participate in on every level, and Extraordinary Bodies is leading by that example. In fact, opening up the whole world to every person of every kind of diversity would be ideal!”