Cleo Parker Robinson

2017 Honor Award Recipient

Cleo Parker Robinson is Founder and Artistic Director of the 46 year-old Denver based artistic institution, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. As a master teacher/choreographer and cultural ambassador, she teaches and performs with her Ensemble both nationally and internationally. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance encompasses a professional dance Ensemble and Second Company, a Youth Ensemble, an Academy of Dance, an International Summer Dance Institute, a 240-seat theatre which bears Cleo’s name, and a diversity of educational and community outreach programs.

Cleo is the recipient of honors and awards from civic, community, and artistic organizations around the world, and is called upon by a myriad of organizations and performance venues to bring her Ensemble for performances, workshops, master classes, and motivational seminars. Her philosophy of “One Spirit, Many Voices” is reflected in all that she does, and is the vision she brings to everyone she meets, everywhere she goes.



The Honor goes to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the dance field by reason of artistic excellence and/or force of vision.

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