Robin attended her first ballet class at age four, and her mother continued to encourage her in the arts throughout her growing up years. She was privileged to train with well-known dance instructors while living in Seattle, the Bahamas, West Palm Beach, and Tallahassee. In 1975 while attending FSU, she was introduced to dance as a form of worship and her life was changed forever. After marrying her husband Rob in 1979, she pursued teaching dance to children and adults while continuing to perform with her church dance ministry. She has been teaching dance ever since and loves the time she spends weekly with her precious students.
In 1992, Robin created Christian Dance Fellowship, a community faith-based support group, and brought Ballet Magnificat!, America’s first premier professional ballet company, to Tallahassee on numerous occasions. Robin began teaching dance classes at Wildwood Church in 1998 and officially established Wildwood Ballet in 2001 where classes continue to be offered weekly to approximately 160 students. Robin is also an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum; as well as, an ABT Project Plié partner and has conducted several master classes for students in local Boys & Girls Clubs. She also partners with Chelsea House, a local ministry that serves women in transition, where she has been offering monthly creativity and movement sessions to the residents since 2014. In 2016, she established A Time to Dance – an outreach to bring healing through dance to women and children in need in Tallahassee. She is grateful for Gibney Dance Center in New York City who encouraged her in this endeavor through the training she received at their Institute for Community Action.
Besides dance, Robin enjoys writing and has written several original story ballets - Day of Freedom, Hide and Seek, and The Journey; as well as, a summer dance camp adventure - The Nine Princesses and A Certain Kingdom. She feels privileged that she was featured in the magazine, Dance Studio Life for her process of The Journey.
She also enjoys giving back to the dance community by serving on the FSU Friends of Dance Board of Directors where she continues to be grateful for the relationship with FSU School of Dance that has spanned decades. In addition to dance and writing, Robin enjoys spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, entertaining guests in her home, reading a good book, and traveling to new places any chance she gets!