Rosie Roche is an award winning burlesque performer from Chicago who's been creating work with a multitude of companies since 2014. She received her BA from Columbia College Chicago in Musical Theater Performance in 2016. 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.
Illinois burlypicks best overall, master of comedy, master of improv, master of assels, master of tassels.
Windy City Burlesque Festival 2016
Began coproducing Tooshie Touché in 2019, bringing more amazing cabaret to Chicago's stages. Produced a month of pop-up Mardi-gras events at the Houndstooth Saloon in Fenruary of 2020