Robin M. Gee
Robin Gee, Associate Professor of Dance at UNCG, holds an MFA in Dance Choreography and Performance from Sarah Lawrence College and specializes in African dance techniques, Caribbean dance forms, and modern dance techniques. Robin teaches African and modern dance classes at UNCG, and conducts residencies throughout the country in Dance Appreciation and Dance History. Ms. Gee has performed with several New York-based dance companies, including Les Ballet Bagata, directed by Yousouff Koumbassa; Maimouna Keita Dance Company, directed by Marie Basse Wiles; and the Cinque Folkloric Dance Company, where she served as Choreographer and Artistic Director for 15 years. She is the recipient of the West African Research Association's Post Doctoral Fellowship in African Research and the Central Piedmont Regional Artists Hub Grant in 2005 for her work on dance documentation in Guinea, West Africa. She is most recently the recipient of the American Association of University Womenâ€™s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for her work on The Mande Lagacy - A Multimedia Dance Documentation Project. She is also co-creator of Feche, an interactive DVD-Rom that documents the dance forms of Senegal and the Casamance. Her choreographic credits include works developed on both student and professional artists, the most recent of which, A Walk to Beautiful, premiered in New York at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in April, 2010. She has co-directed and choreographed a production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange, with Tom Humphreys; Death and the Kingâ€™s Horseman by Wole Soyinke, with Alan Cooke; and choreographed Evil Dead: The Musical by George Reinblatt, with Jim Wren. Ms. Gee recently formed her own company, Sugarfoote Productions, a multipurpose service organization designed to help local audiences experience the richness of African and Diasporan cultural traditions.