Housemate Residency Program: Phoebe Robinson

Phoebe Robinson

Photo by Amory Culvenor

Phoebe Robinson studied dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, from 1997- 2000. Since graduating, she has performed in Australia, New York, Berlin and Japan, in works by Sandra Parker, Lucy Guerin, Neil Adams, Francis D'ath and Kota Yamazaki. In 2003, Phoebe was nominated for a Green Room Award 'Best Female Dancer', for her performance in Sandra Parker's Symptomatic, at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Phoebe has also developed her own choreographic practice. through solo works, The Futurist and Emperor's New Guns and through an ongoing collaborative relationship with dancer/choreographer, Julia Robinson and sound artist, Felicity Mangan in Quiet Listening Exercises and Half Finished World. Phoebe presented the short solo work in progress Only Leone at Dancehouse in 2007 as part of the short works season We Like Short Shorts. Phoebe will continue through her Housemate Residency, to to work on Only Leone, to create a full length work which will premiered at Dancehouse on July 2, 2008.


As part of sharing the creative process Phoebe has agreed to write a blog about her experience in the studio. Read how its going.

Workshops and performances

Throughout her residency, from February to July, Phoebe is available for technique classes, workshops and discussions.

A work-in-progress showing was held on May 16, 2008 at 6.30 pm in the Upstairs Studio (no charge for admittance and booking is recommended) and there will be a number of opportunities for school groups and the general public to visit Phoebe in an open rehearsal setting.

Further information

More information on the Housemate program
Information on our second Housemate for 2008, Jo Lloyd
To become involved or to make further inquiries please contact Carlee Mellow, Program Producer.