Dance Masters: Jerome Robbins

Dance Master for December is Jerome Robbins!

Jerome Robbins during West Side Story

“Give me something to dance about and I will dance it.” Jerome Robbins

 

Mr. Robbins was an American choreographer, director, dancer, and theater producer who worked in classical ballet, on Broadway, and in films and television. Some of the stage productions he worked on were On the TownPeter PanHigh Button ShoesThe King And IThe Pajama GameBells Are RingingWest Side StoryGypsy: A Musical Fable, and Fiddler on the Roof. He was a five-time Tony award winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. He received an Academy Award for Best Director with Robert Wise for West Side Story
 
All though I never had the privilege or opportunity to meet or work with him, his work greatly impacted and inspired me as an artist! However, he was the mentor to two of my dance mentors–both Dance Master geniuses in their own right: Alan Johnson and Jaime Rogers.

 

Here is a short video about him that I enjoyed very much and think will give you a wonderful feel for the man and the artist! Enjoy!