Robyn Mineko Williams

One take

Original choreography on the Grand Rapids Ballet
Premiered March 28, 2014


Robyn Mineko Williams is a dancer and choreographer from Chicago, Il. She was a member of River North Dance Chicago before joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for twelve seasons. During her time with HSDC, Williams performed the works of numerous internationally renowned choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, and Johan Inger. She also originated roles in the creations of Jorma Elo, Alejandro Cerrudo, Sharon Eyal, Aszure Barton, Twyla Tharp, and Lar Lubovitch among others. Williams also performed with Aszure Barton & Artists in 2012.

Williams began choreographing in 2001 for HSDC’s Inside/Out Workshop which she consistently participated in throughout her career with the company.
In 2010, she and Terence Marling, Director of Hubbard Street 2, co-choreographed a full length work for HS2, Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure. A first in its genre, Harold is an interactive and narrative contemporary dance program geared towards children and families. The piece was premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washingon D.C. to critical acclaim and continues to gain praise as it is performed in venues such as the Harris Theatre for Music and Dance, the Detroit Opera House, and American Dance Festival.

In January 2012, Williams created Recall, a new work for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s main company. Recall premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, was adapted by Williams for a special performance on the Grand Staircase at the Art Institute of Chicago, and was commissioned by NYC’s Joyce Theatre in 2013. Williams’ premiered her second work for HSDC, Grey Horses, in June 2013. Her third work for the company, Fluence, premiered at the Harris Theatre for Music and Dance in October 2013 and is currently active in the company’s repertoire.

Williams has also created work for Same Planet Different World, The Nexus Project, the Juilliard Senior Showcase, and Western Michigan University. She was selected as an E-choreographer in 2013 for Springboard Danse Montreal and was one of two winners of Northwest Dance Project’s International Choreography Competition in 2012. Williams is a recipient of the 2013 Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship.