James Robey is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Dance at Webster University. Robey is author of Beginning Jazz Dance and Robey Jazz Dance Technique and Syllabus™, co-creator of Integral Technique™, and received the 2015 Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award from Webster. <...
James Robey is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Dance at Webster University. Robey is author of Beginning Jazz Dance and Robey Jazz Dance Technique and Syllabus™, co-creator of Integral Technique™, and received the 2015 Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award from Webster.
As an educator, he has been a faculty member at The Hartt School/University of Hartford, University of Akron, Long Island High School for Performing Arts, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Manhattan Motion Dance Studios, Broadway Dance Center, The Dance Institute, Western Reserve Academy, and Ohio Dance Theatre. He has presented guest artist workshops, master classes, or residencies at Yale University, Wellesley College, Purdue University, Mahidol University in Thailand, Patravadi School in Thailand, Centre Stage School of the Arts in Singapore, Artists in Motion Network in Canada, American College Dance Association regional conferences, Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, Houston High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts, National High School Dance Festivals, The Big Muddy Dance Company, MADCO, Synthesis Dance Project, and COCA in St. Louis.
James is on the national board of directors for the American College Dance Association; a member of the National Dance Education Organization; a member of National Association of Schools of Dance; and on the Advisory Committee for the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. James has also served as Director of the Modern and Jazz programs at Eastern Connecticut Ballet; directed the dance program at Western Reserve Academy; Director of Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance for over 10 years; Board of Directors and the Advisory Committee of the Connecticut Dance Alliance; Connecticut Ballet's Danbury Dance Initiative Task Force; the creative team behind the Young Choreographer's Festival in Stamford, CT; and the Advisory Board for Ridgefield Music & Arts Center.
He has presented papers and workshops at the National Dance Education Organization's National Conferences, Hawaii University International Conferences on Art and Humanities, Advancing Creative Thinking: Imagination to Innovation, American College Dance Association conferences, California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Fontbonne University, and for Transmodern: Integrating the Art and Science of Movement at the University of Milwaukee, WI.
James current research interest involves exploring Integral Movement Theory as a synthesis of contemplative and somatic theories, Integral Theory, and the theatrical, western dance tradition. Research activities include applying and synthesizing Integral Theory to dance education (technique & pedagogy), dance making, and dance philosophy.