About the Artistic Teaching Partner

Artist Statement

My intention is to introduce the fundamentals of movement with the element of exploration and an attitude of fun! Props, percussion and music are integral parts of my classes letting all students express ideas and feelings through their own innate physicality.

Whether exploring symmetry with students or working with teachers to weave movement into other curriculum, the intent is to awaken to diverse ways of thinking and open minds to new experiences by tapping into students own natural kinesthetic intelligence.

Artist Biography

After dancing professionally in Europe, Vicky Robbins received a BA in Dance Theater Production from San Francisco State University. She also holds an M.Ed. In Education and has taught dance and movement for the DOE and private studios in Hilo since 1991. As a teaching Artist, she continues to provide residencies for students in many Hilo schools as well as professional development for teachers. For the past 10 years, Vicky has been a Part-time Resource Teacher at Hilo Union School for Yoga and Movement. She also currently teaches Ballet at Centerstage Dance Studio and Pilates and Yoga at Balancing Monkey.


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About the Artistic Teaching Partner Roster

The Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster is an adjudicated directory of Hawai‘i professional teaching artists qualified to conduct in-depth residencies in educational settings. Each artist or arts organization has a page in the directory with contact information, a short bio, and an artist statement. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts draws from this roster for arts education programs including Art Bento at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and Artists in the Schools.