Deb Riley

Deb is a pioneer of the UK pole dance scene, whose list of firsts is as long as it is impressive.
Deb refrained from teaching for quite some time as she was very aware of the danger involved and at that time there wasn’t a pole safety mat available anywhere in the world. Eventually she gave up looking and designed her own which she had made and named it Pole O Mat. Safety has ALWAYS been top priority to her!
Deb also choreographed the very first pole routine that was ever performed live on prime time TV on Britain’s Got Talent as backing dancers, it was touch and go whether they were going to let the troupe perform right up till the very last second.
Starting her pole career as a showgirl, Deb’s signature style focuses on ‘heels and sex’, and as a competitor she won numerous titles including ‘Most entertaining’ for a few years running at Miss Pole Dance UK, as well as Best Tricks in 2009. She received a ‘World Contribution to Pole Dance Award’ at miss pole dance worlds in Jamaica 2009.
She’s an experienced judge, including judging at the World Pole Dance Championships three times. And since retiring from competition, has focussed on coaching future champions, setting up the British Pole Dance Academy. It is now one of the largest pole studios in the UK, with her students affectionately referred to as ‘Riley’s pole sluts’. Her highly regarded workshops have toured extensively and she’s taught her signature style and tricks to hundreds of instructors and studio owners, and thousands of students over the years.
Deb is the owner of one of the largest Pole Studios in the UK The British Pole Dance Academy.