Robin Dunn

Robin Dunn began her career studying and eventually teaching dance at the Charlotte Pollak Dance Studio in Queens, NY where she learned Tap, Jazz and Ballet under Pollak and later studied and taught under Frank Hatchett at Broadway Dance Center in NYC as well as studying Ballet, Horton and Dunham at The Ailey School. In the early 90’s, Robin was introduced to the world of Hip Hop dance and culture by her first teachers, Buddha Stretch and Mr. Wiggles. 

Dunn, a graduate with a BBA degree in Marketing from Bernard M. Baruch College, has appeared in and choreographed several Off Broadway and Dinner Theater productions. 1993 saw Dunn as Director of Amateur Night at the world famous Apollo Theater. Other clients Dunn has worked with include Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon, Missy Elliot, Teen Vogue featuring Jive Recording artist ‘Chris Brown,’ Tony Award winner/RCA Recording artist, Heather Headley, The Braxtons featuring ‘Jay Z,’ Wynonna Judd, Brian McKnight and Disney’s Raven Symone.

Robin’s method for breathing life into a performance is through her patented F.A.C.E. Method. F.A.C.E., an acronym for Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Energy and Eye Contact, is a tightly constructed method designed to develop and enhance artists, business professionals and individuals with being more comfortable on stage, camera, the work place and more. She imparts her own life wisdom as well as inspiring and motivating her students to feel confident. In July, 2006 Robin was received with rave reviews in Moscow, Russia for addressing 2,000 Marketing professionals of Meridian International Group on the ability of her F.A.C.E. method to aid them with improving their marketing presentations.

Robin teaches Hip Hop dance at The Ailey School, The Ailey Extension, and Steps on Broadway in NYC. In keeping with Robin’s innovative nature, she was the first to introduce the art of Hip Hop dance to the east coast at New York’s Broadway Dance Center and The Ailey School. Robin has also taught at NYU, Syracuse University, East Stroudsburg University/PA Dance and Conneticut Ballet in Stamford, CT.

Look on stage, in an artist’s eyes, moves, in their attitude and you’ll know why she has and remains to be a standard in the entertainment industry.

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Step Up Your Dance Moves This Summer At Ailey Extension With Performance Workshop Series & Master Classes

(New York) July 20, 2018 – Ailey Extension invites dancers to find their summer groove with exciting workshops and master classes. In addition to its annual Summer Performance Workshop series, Ailey Extension will offer an Alonzo King LINES Ballet Master Class with Meredith Webster and a “Werk That Twerk” workshop with famed hip-hop instructor TweetBoogie. These opportunities allow students to refine their technique, boost stage presence, and perform movement highlighting their personal style while learning from some of New York City’s top instructors at The Ailey Studios.

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Dance Teacher - Robin Dunn: How I Teach Hip Hop For Beginners

The moment she walks into the studio, Robin Dunn transforms her beginner hip-hop class into a party. Her adult students at the Ailey Extension in New York City are a mix of first time drops-ins and longtime regulars. "My agenda is big," says Dunn, a native New Yorkers. "Its more than just 'Come sweat and have fun' - I want everyone to feel better about themselves, to feel fit and cool."