About Ellen Robbins

Ellen Robbins has been teaching dance since 1966. She was the resident dance educator at Dance Theater Workshop in NYC for 34 years. She is a recipient of the 1993 Arts in Education Roundtable Award and the 1986 “Bessie” (New York Dance and Performance Award) for her work with children. On May 21, 2015, she was the honoree of the LaMama Moves Gala. She has taught Dance Education at Sarah Lawrence College and has guest-lectured around the country and abroad. She has been on the faculties of the 92nd St. Y, Bennington College July Program, and with ArtsConnection, a performance arts project for public school children. She has directed the Young Dancers School at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC. In the summer of 2001, Dances By Very Young Choreographers (Ellen Robbins’s students 6-18 years old) was produced at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Doris Duke Theater. Ms. Robbins is known for her extensive repertoire of group dances choreographed in collaboration with children.