About Robyn...  

Robyn O’Dell is a dance theatre artist and educator from Southern California. Robyn’s choreographic interests lie in the space between theatre and dance; where the psychological meets the physical, where abstraction intersects with realism, and subtext coexists with text.

O’Dell’s process -based works are developed through
a heightened focus on creative collaboration and ensemble building. Her works have been performed in various venues including the Pasadena Dance Festival, Brockus Project Studios, the Claire Trevor Theatre, Glenn Wallichs Theatre, and The Irvine Barclay Theatre.  

As a dance educator, Robyn has served as Adjunct Faculty for Riverside City College (RCC), a Teaching Assistant at University of California, Irvine, where she received her Master of Fine Arts, and as a Choreography Assistant  at the California Institute of the Arts.

Robyn teaches a diverse range of dance and theatre classes, including contemporary modern dance, movement improvisation, movement for actors, acting for dancers, as well as workshops in devised performance making; where artists work collaboratively through multidisciplinary approaches to create performance projects.

*full curriculum vitae upon request

Robyn O’Dell

 Choreographer/Director, Collaborator, Educator

robyncodell@gmail.com


 

EDUCATION

2019                            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, MFA in Dance

                                                Thesis Research Topic: Devising Dance Theatre

 

2010                            UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS, BA in Theatre Arts, minor in Gender Studies

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY/ CITY COLLEGE 2017-2019               

2017- 2019                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

                                                Teaching Associate

                                                Teaching Assistant

                                                Dance Department

 

2012- 2016                  RIVERSIDE CITY COLLEGE

                                               Adjunct Faculty

                                               Dance Department

 

  MASTER CLASS/WORKSHOP

OCT. 2019                   GLENDALE CITY COLLEGE

                                                Devising Dance Theatre

                                                Dance Department 

 

SEPT. 2019                  UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

NOV. 2016                               Movement Improvisation/Concepts Through Embodiment

 NOV.2015                               Sociology and Anthropology Department 

 &JAN.2015                             

                        

APR. 2019                   AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE ASSOCIATION, BAJA REGION

& APR. 2017                            Devising Dance Theatre 

                                                 Intermediate/ Advanced Modern Dance Techniques 

                                                 University of California, Irvine 

                                                 El Camino College 

 

SEPT. 2018                  CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

                                                 Building Community Through Dance

                                                 Staff and Employee Retreat Workshop

 

AUG. 2014                   SHAKESPEARE AND MOVEMENT

                                                 Month-long workshop in collaboration with theatre director, Steve Shade

                                                 Dance Co. Lab, Los Angeles

HONORS, AWARDS

2018                            Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Travel Grant, Dance Department, UC Irvine, awards for Dance MFA thesis research

 

2006-2008                   Dean’s Academic Scholarship, University of Redlands

CERTIFICATIONS

MAY 2011                   Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) Certification

                                    200 hours – CorePower Yoga Teacher Training, Sherman Oaks, CA