Dance Educators of America

Dance. Educate. Inspire.

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Dance Educators Of America
World-Class dance organization, dedicated to education first. 


robin dawn ryan
jazz, Contemp, lyrical

Robin Dawn Ryan has been the owner and artistic director of the highly successful Robin Dawn Academy of Performing Arts, Inc. for the past 41 years. Robin teaches all forms of dance but loves to teach her acro and technique classes that she is always requested to do.

Robin has written and published a book The Dance Competition Handbook How You Can Succeed at Dance Competition!  She has also produced a tap video and filmed a pre-school tap, ballet and jazz television show called "Miss Robin's Dance Class" which aired nationally on the Bravo Network. She has won many top choreography awards at both the Regional and National level.

Robin’s background also includes gymnastics and circus training. Robin went to work as a professional circus performer in Colorado and New York doing tumbling, aerial work and trick bareback riding.

Her students have won numerous dance competitions at all levels and have gone on to appear in T.V., movies, cruise ships, theme parks, tours and Broadway shows, and a Top 20 Finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance”.

When she is not traveling around the United States teaching and judging, Robin and her husband Kevin live in Ft. Myers, Fl.