The Turning Point School of Interpretive Dance

Nadia Hava-Robbins
Artistic Director
PO Box 990667
Redding, CA 96099
(530) 229-7818

Brief Summary of Resumé

Background and Early Education
I was born and raised in Prague, Czechoslovakia. My family emigrated to the USA when I was 15 years old. I had begun studying and performing dance and theater at an early age, culminating in my acceptance at the National Ballet Theater of Prague.

Formal Education and Work Experience
I received formal training at the Prague School of Classical Ballet, The National Ballet Theater of Prague, The Prague School of Performing Arts, University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Performing Arts, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, and the University City Arts League, Phila., PA. I also hold a BA in philosophy and psychology from the University of Kansas at Lawrence, and an MA in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Missouri. I have worked with children, teens, and adults in a variety of professional settings. I have directed a variety of school productions.

Performance Over the years I have presented performances of dance, music, poetry, and storytelling in major cities and festivals across the USA and Canada, appeared in a documentary film produced by the National Film Board of Canada, founded and directed an eclectic performance group in Honolulu, HI, and continue to perform locally, in San Francisco and elsewhere in California. I am an active member of the Shasta County Arts Council. I currently produce, direct, and perform with The Traveling Bohemians, a group of artists,with whom I create unique programs, intertwining and often uniting storytelling, dance, music, song, poetry, art, etc.

Literature I am a poet, published nationally and internationally, am a member of the International Society of Poets, and have received several awards. I have presented my work at, and hosted, many public readings, and continue to do so. I have also published articles on dance. For many years, I have been a freelance translator of Czech, Slovak, Russian, and English. I presently host The Redding Poets' open mic poetry readings.

I have recently founded The Turning Point School of Interpretive Dance. Interpretive dance translates human feelings, emotions, conditions, situations, or fantasies into ethnic or modern dance movements.

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