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Born in Ottawa, Canada, Robinson graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, and studied at The School of The Toronto Dance Theatre and with eminent British visual theatre artist Lindsay Kemp. Robinson first rose to prominence as Artistic Director of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg, Canada (1984-1990), where he created highly theatrical ensemble works. Having returned to Ottawa in 1990 to pursue a solo career, he is now firmly established as a choreographer, educator and solo artist whose critically acclaimed, award-winning and utterly unique works have won him a multitude of commissions and an international schedule of touring and teaching. Rokudo: six destinies in three steps received the 1998 Chalmers National Dance Award. His more recent works involve collaborations with Ottawa B-Boy Ru Padolsky and his qwod skwod (2001-02), Margie Gillis (2003-04) and Louise Lecavalier (2003-06). In 2005, Tedd Robinson took up residence in the Pontiac and has been creating and presenting dance in his barn (La B.A.R.N.) at Lac Leslie for the past five summers. Robinson is Artistic Director of 10 Gates Dancing Inc., a non-profit company formed in 1998 to promote the development and performance of contemporary dance creations. His work is influenced by his six years of study as a monk in the Hakukaze soto zen monastery, Ottawa. His work at La B.A.R.N. won le Prix en art de la scène l’Avant- Première at the Culturiades de l’Outaouais 2009.
Tedd Robinson is a National Arts Centre Associate Dance Artist.