FDT Company Member
Drew Travis Robinson was born in Clearwater, Florida. After quitting sports, he began dancing with the Tutterow Dance Academy in Largo. Robinson was accepted into the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School where he majored in Dance while also taking classes in musical theatre, performance theatre, and technical theatre including sound design, lighting design, stage managing, and workshop. Under Suzanne Pomerantzeff and Patricia L Paige-Parks he acted as rehearsal assistant for multiple shows and events while also choreographing on the dance program and for some musical theatre projects. At the University of Arizona, Robinson was instructed by Amy Ernst, Doug Nielson, James Clouser, Sam Watson, Tamara Dyke-Compton, and Melissa Lowe. UA provided him with the opportunity and honor to perform the role of Sitting Bull in José Limón’s The Unsung under the direction of Colin Connor for The Limón International Dance Festival in 2015. Robinson was also asked to choreograph by the University’s African American Student Affairs to welcome Chaka Khan. Before leaving, he was presented with the Gertrude Shurr Memorial Award for unparalleled excellence in modern. After graduating from UA with high honors, Robinson accepted a contract with Florida Dance Theatre where he had the incredible honor of being the lead as Tom Sawyer in “The Americans: Appalachian Spring”, a collaboration between The Imperial Symphony Orchestra and FDT, not to mention choreographing on the company. Robinson is excited to return for his sophomore season.