Faculty, Upper Division Faculty
Robbin Tasha-Ford was born in New York and raised in Washington, DC. She was a scholarship student at The Jones-Haywood School of Dance and later danced with the school’s company, The Capital Ballet. Robbin also performed with the DC.Black Repertory Company and toured with The Washington Ballet under the direction of Mary Day.
Following her tenure at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Robbin received a scholarship to attend The Julliard School where she earned a BFA in Dance. While dancing at Julliard, Tasha-Ford had the opportunity to study with some of the original dancers in the Martha Graham and Limon companies. Outside of school, she kept busy dancing with the Paul Taylor Company, Eleo Pomare, Otis Sallid, Keith Lee, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. After completing her degree, Tasha-Ford moved to Los Angeles to pursue the commercial side of the dance business. She danced, toured, and choreographed with some of the Hollywood elite including Earth, Wind, and Fire, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, the Isley Brothers, Lionel Richie, and Debbie Allen.
She has taught and choreographed at Loyola, Marymount, and Spelman Universities. For two years, she served as Assistant Artistic Director and Ballet Mistress for “The Robinson Project,” an LA Performing Arts Company. Currently, Tasha-Ford teaches dance and dance education seminars to children and adults.