"I have taken private lessons and group classes from Robin, and have also observed her teach in both formats. Robin knows how to build upon each student's strengths, and teaches her students to become independent. She creatively and somatically teaches the Alexander Technique principles with an excellent balance of intensity and humor."

MaryJean Allen
Voice and Body Mapping Teacher
Chicago IL




ROBIN GILMORE, MFA, ATI, began studying the Alexander Technique and other somatic disciplines in 1980. She studied with Marjorie Barstow, Barbara Conable, Bill Conable, Martha Hansen and others. Qualifying to teach the Alexander Technique in 1986, she is a Teaching Member and Sponsoring Member of Alexander Technique International (ATI). Robin directs an Alexander Technique teacher training program in Greensboro, NC and from 1993-1999 was the director of the Kyoto Alexander Program in Japan.
She has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music,American University, Temple University and other institutions and has been a presenter at the International Congress of the Alexander Technique, the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, Maryland Consortium of Special Schools,Japan Association of Graphic Designers and numerous dance and somatics conferences. She is a faculty member at the Annual Residential Course in Alexander Technique at Ohio State University. In addition to writing What Every Dancer Needs to Know About the Body, she has written numerous articles for publications including Contact Quarterly and Direction Journal.

Robin has been dancing her entire life. After early ballet training, she shifted her focus to modern dance, release technique and Contact Improvisation. Her choreography has been presented in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Japan and the Netherlands. She received an award for outstanding solo dance performance from the Maryland State Arts Council. She holds a BA with Honors from American University and an MFA in Dance and Choreography from Temple University. As a Teaching Artist for the Maryland State Arts Council and VSA Arts, Robin teaches developmental movement and dance to children with special needs and has had great success helping children with autism improve their coordination and social skills.

Robin resides in Annapolis, Maryland and takes daily pleasure from the Chesapeake Bay. She is an avid swimmer and gardener.