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Ms. Robinson is a lecturer at Yale University where she teaches a course she developed entitled “Embodying Story”. She is guest faculty at Juilliard and serves as assistant to Irene Dowd, anatomy/kinesiology faculty. Ms. Robinson is an Irene Dowd Teaching Fellow. Ms. Robinson is also faculty at The Ailey School and Master Teaching Artist with Ailey Arts in Education teaching Ailey dance repertory in Italy and Paris.

Ms. Robinson spent 30 years as a member of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT). Her professional career with AAADT is the longest of any female dancer in the company’s history. An iconic dancer and a true legend, she was the last member of the company to have been hand picked by its late founder, Alvin Ailey. During her tenure at AAADT Ms. Robinson performed principal roles in several of Mr. Ailey’s ballets including Revelations, Cry, Memoria, Blues Suite, and others. She danced in works choreographed by renowned choreographers such as Robert Battle, Judith Jamison, Lar Lubovitch, Ulysses Dove, Talley Beatty, Ronald K. Brown, and Matthew Rushing.

Ms. Robinson performed at the White House for the State Dinner in 2003 in honor of the President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, and for the Dance Series in 2010. In 2012, Ms. Robinson was honored with the prestigious Dance Magazine Award. In 2017 she was a presenter for the New York Dance and performance award know as the Bessie Award. The same year, she was 1 of 10 artists Good Housekeeping L’ORÉAL Paris honored as an Artistic Powerhouse of her generation. Ms. Robinson’s image is part of the Alvin Ailey collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. She had her choreographic debut with a solo entitled Playing with Presence for the Yale Center for British Art.