Webster University welcomes James Robey as a new full-time assistant professor in the Department of Dance.
“We are very pleased to welcome James Robey to the Dance faculty,” said Beckah Reed, professor and chair, Department of Dance. “Besides being an artist in his own right, James will bring his excellent teaching skills to our students, and an impressive scholarly perspective.
“James is also adept at technology, so will be a great asset to the work the department is beginning to do in regard to media and dance.”
Robey is founding artistic director of James Robey Dance, a contemporary dance company, which he founded in New York City in 1998. His professional performing career includes the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, Connecticut Ballet, New York Dance Theater, Ground Works Dance Theater, Off Center Dance Theater, Ohio Dance Theater, Covenant Ballet Theater of Brooklyn, Cleveland Opera, Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Busch Gardens.
Robey’s teaching and creative work focuses on the integration of body, mind, and spirit while exploring contemporary developments in dance and art. He received a BFA in Dance, from the University of Akron and an MFA in Contemporary Choreography and Performance, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.