Robin Edwards - Hiplet
Robin Marshall Edwards began her stint in the arts during her childhood as a student at Jack and Jill acting school, Mayfair Academy, and The American Conservatory of Music under Grace Tichy.
After being featured in television commercials and multiple productions, specifically “Oliver Twist”, in which she portrayed Oliver, Robin found her niche in performance, continuing to participate in school productions and music concerts. She also began, at this time, to show abilities in songwriting. Her study of music continued at the Dorolyn Academy with music later being the door to several opportunities, including travel, which included destinations such as Riga, Latvia, and Puerto Rico, leading workshops based on songs she had composed. Robin has worked in the Chicago Public School and Parochial school systems, developing after school music and performance programs for students. In 1997, Robin returned to the dance studio as a tap dance instructor and performing arts director at the Sammy Dyer School of the Theatre where she also was a member of the Board of Directors.
At Sammy Dyer, Robin wrote and presented four dance productions on the main stage, all comprised of student performers. In conjunction with the arts, Robin worked as a Call Center Manager for Southwest Airlines, leading teams in production and revenue, later retiring as a Flight Attendant.
Currently, Robin sits on the Board of Directors for The Chicago Multicultural Dance Center and Shoot For The Stars non profit organizations, and is the Executive Director for The Chicago Multicultural Dance Center & Hiplet Ballerinas. In this capacity, Robin is able to bring together her arts, performance and leadership skills to ensure a lasting legacy from each organization.
With over 20 years of experience in working with nonprofit organizations, Robin is able to effectively serve the multiple needs of the CMDC & Hiplet Ballerinas from a business and artistic standpoint, while working diligently to service the needs of the communities they serve.