Robbie Cook is a Brooklyn based dance artist working as an Assistant Professor of Dance at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. During the summers, he works at both American Dance Festival and Bates Dance Festival. He teaches yoga and has created repertory at ADF, and he teaches yoga and Pilates at BDF. Internationally, he has taught and performed at the i-Dance 2014 Festival in Hong Kong, The Chadwick International School in Incheon, South Korea and has gone twice to Universidad de Las Américas in Puebla, México to teach and set choreography on the students. While living in Los Angeles, Robbie led a contact improvisation workshop for the BODYTRAFFIC Company and played percussion with String Theory Productions at the 2014 Emmy's Governor's Ball. As a dancer, he has performed with Michel Kouakou, Rosie Herrera, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Douglas Dunn, Liz Lerman, Edwaard Liang, Margaret Jenkins, Liz Gerring, Keith Thompson, Stacy Spence, Laurel Jenkins, Third Rail Projects, Jan Erkert, Cheng-Chieh Yu, Dallas Opera’s Production of Boris Godunov, Deborah Hay (SPCP ’01 & ’07) and performed Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A as a duet with Hope Mohr. Robbie’s choreography has been performed nationally and internationally in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Alaska, Tokyo, Japan and on students at Pepperdine, UDLAP and Idyllwild. He earned a BFA in Visual Art from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and an MFA in Dance from Bennington College and has been on dance faculty at Shenandoah Conservatory, Loyola Marymount University, Idyllwild Arts Academy, CSSSA @ Cal Arts and TCU. Robbie’s classes draw from his past study of Functional Anatomy with Irene Dowd and his continual investigation of the eight limbs of Yoga. He is currently pursuing a collaborative film project with Amsterdam-based dance film artist Nicola Balhuizen-Hepp.
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