Robyn Watson

Robyn Watson is a native of Philadelphia and began dancing at the age of 5. She began her training at La-Cher-Tari Dance Studio and later at Wissahickon Dance Academy. By the age of 10 she was asked to join Tap Team Two and Co and served as a member and choreographer until 2002. She has had the opportunity to perform with innovators and trailblazers in the discipline of tap dance including, Dianne Walker, Germaine Ingram, Savion Glover and the late, legendary Mabel Lee.Robyn was featured in the May/June 2005 issue of Dance Spirit Magazine as one of the "20 Hot Tappers, 20 and Under." Watson received her B.A in Theater from Temple University, where she recently served an Adjunct Professor of tap dance in their dance department. She has served as a costume designer for several high schools and production companies in the Philadelphia region. In 2016 served as the tap instructor for the Broadway sensation "Shuffle Along." She has been a collaborator with Grammy award winning , MacArthur Genius recipient, Rhiannon Giddens. She was the featured dancer on the Grammy nominated "American Originals:1918" along with Giddens for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Over the past ten years she has had the opportunity to work and study under the direction ofTony award winning choreographer, Savion Glover. Robyn was a resident artist at the Painted Bride Art Center where she began developing, "The Blackbirds'Suites" a trilogy of tap dance narratives that address black women's identity throughout American History. She currently is the Tap Director at Nolte Academy in Iowa City. Besides being a professional dancer and choreographer, Robyn is also a theatre and dance educator throughout the country.