WHO WE ARE
We like the word ‘vessel’ because it communicates the versatility of our vision for VESSEL Perth. An empty space, taking on the ideas and energy of those who occupy it. In mid-2019, friends and collaborators Deby & Joe came up with the idea for a new kind of innovative arts programme for the city. You can find out a little more about Deby & Joe below.
Deby spent 20 years performing in Spain, Japan, UK and Monte Carlo in cabaret and casino spectaculars. Her travels then took her to the USA and Royal Caribbean International where she eventually became a Rehearsal Director for 10 years, directing over 22 shows. Still feeling the pull of the stage, Deby performed as a Rockette with the world famous Radio City Rockettes and then went on tour with Chicago the Musical. Now choreographing production shows and theatrical events for US production companies & with shows currently running on Celebrity Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines, she returned to Perth to share her wealth of knowledge and experience, and her love of dance and performance. Deby runs the successful Krave Perth Dance Agency, which is the only agency of its kind in Perth and continues to connect Perth talent to the entertainment world.
Joe Louis Robinson
Originally from London, Joe relocated to Perth in 2017. As a professional musician, music director & theatre-maker, he has been involved in music theatre, cabaret and a wide variety of arts both in the UK and here in Australia - ranging in scale from international touring productions down to intimate fringe performances. As a musician he has appeared at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House with cabaret stars Christina Bianco & Velma Celli, played keyboards on shows such as Disney's Aladdin and music directed sell-out shows at the Edinburgh, Adelaide, Brighton and Perth Fringe Festivals. He now wants to take this experience and use it to contribute to the growing Perth arts scene in a meaningful way.