The mission of Robyn Mineko Williams is to create an inventive, collaborative, and universally connective body of dance-based work.
After beginning her career at River North Dance Chicago, Robyn Mineko Williams performed for twelve seasons with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, originating roles in numerous works by world-renowned artists including Jorma Elo, Sharon Eyal, Twyla Tharp, and Lar Lubovitch. Williams began choreographing at Hubbard Street in 2001 and has since created for Pacific Northwest Ballet, Malpaso Dance Company, Charlotte Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Visceral Dance Chicago, and The Nexus Project, among others. Her work has been presented at venues worldwide including the American Dance Festival, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Joyce Theater.
Named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2014, Williams was one of Northwest Dance Project’s 2012 International Choreography Competition winners, received a 2013 Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship, and was selected as an E-choreographer for Springboard Danse Montréal the same year. In 2015, she completed a Princess Grace Foundation–USA Works In Progress Residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and received a Choreography Mentorship Co-Commission Award from the Princess Grace Foundation–USA in support of Mariko’s Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure, her second program for young audiences and a collaboration with Manual Cinema. Chicago magazine recognized Williams as Best Choreographer in its 2016 “Best of Chicago” issue, and she has been listed twice among Newcity’s 50 Players in the performing arts. Her collaborative performance series, Undercover Episodes, is currently being performed nationally. Visit robynminekowilliams.com to learn more.
Modern / Contemporary