Robyn Shifren

Before attending The Royal Ballet School in London, Robyn was trained by her mother in R.A.D and received the Solo Seal award. Asked to join the Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet (now known as Birmingham Royal Ballet), Robyn spent the next 4 years with one of the worlds best ballet companies. On returning to her native South Africa, Robyn worked with P.A.C.T. Ballet and N.A.P.A.C where she danced principle roles.

Working with renowned teachers and choreographers, Robyn performed many leading roles, including Giselle, Coppelia, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote and Swan Lake. As the lead dancer in several Balanchine ballets, Robyn performed in The Four Temperaments, Apollo, Sonantine and Tchaikowsky Pas De Deux . Ballets written for her include Killar’s ‘Miraculous Mandarine’ and ‘Baccus and Ariandne’, and Nierewicz’s ‘Shostakovich Pas De Deux’. A ballet ‘Segel-Suite’ was written and performed in Germany as a dedication to her work.
Robyn’s professional performing career ended abruptly following severe injuries sustained in a car accident. Robyn teaches ballet at several schools throughout Southern California. Robyn is a returning guest teacher at The American Academy of Ballet Summer School In New York. She is also the founder of BarreWorX a ballet based workout for women.

Perfect technique and training are an integral part of any dancer’s success. An ability to tap into the ‘soul’ and bring out each person’s unique gifts, are skills that I am impassioned to share.