Rosie Roche is an award winning burlesque performer from Chicago who's been creating work with a multitude of companies since 2014. She is known for her electric audience connection, her comedic prowess, and innovative costuming. In 2019 she became a 5-medal recipient at the Illinois Burlypicks competition, winning Master of Tassels, Master of Assels, Master of Improv, Most Comedic Act, and Best Act Overall.
Rosie has had the great privilege to appear in hundreds of shows including Vaudeville at Bordel, Phantastmagoria and Garden A Go-go, Tooshie Touche, Crescent Moon Nerdlesque, PS…Burlesque, The Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Feva Pitch Productions Clipper Cabaret, Windy City Burlesque Fest, Smudged Lipstick Revue, and Chicago Beastwomen.
In 2017 She co-produced The Pink Show with Vivi Valens. This show raised $1000 for The Pink Fund, which provides cost of living assistance to those affected by breast cancer. It was also voted a runner-up for best Special Theatrical Event by Broadway World Chicago. This success was made possible by the generosity of the performers, photographers, donors, and the staff at Uptown Underground.
In 2019 She made her west coast debut in Oregon and is happy to bring many of her acts traveling world wide.
Rosie is a character makeup artist with experience both on stage and screen. Her work is influenced strongly by live theater and fantasy, with a strong emphasis in shading and contrast. Click here to explore Rosie's makeup design work.