Desiree travels to more than 40 cities per year making appearances and teaching master classes all over the world. She works with individuals and groups to help improve their training and performance.
About Dance League
Dance League is the innovation of one of America’s top master teachers, Desiree Robbins. Desiree has spent her life on conventions and has taught her classic / fundamental jazz techniques to thousands of students and teachers all over the world. It’s back to basics with Dance League, where dance is not just an art, but where true creation has a foundation of skills or techniques used to showcase each dancers craft. Where teaching dance is an honored trust and competition is measured against a standard that does not change. The rewards will be rightly deserved and rightly earned. Her primary goal is to create an event where competition showcases the classic fundamentals and training incorporates rudiments (basics) she feels have been lost over the past years. For years the feedback she has received revealed a need to return to the basic skills, movement and technique that is required of sound dancers. This seems to be missing from today’s popular dance events. Each judge at Dance League is trained to follow a transparent measurement of skill and each faculty member will be a dependable source for training and inspiring every dancer that attends not only for dance, but the ultimate competition……life.
Our Valuable Faculty Members
working in Los Angeles as and actor,choreographer, and dancer for over 15 years. As a choreographer his work can be seen in Tropic Thunder, World Basketball Festival (ESPN), University of Oregon(Matthew Knight Arena Opening), Nike(domestic/international), Harley Davidson, America’s Got Talent, Dallas Cheerleaders.
He’s appeared in Gangster Squad, The Muppets, Did you hear about the Morgans?, Bring it on: Fight to the Finish, Bring it on: In it to win it, Bring it on: all or nothing, Meet the Spartans, The Comebacks, Music and Lyrics. He’s trained actors for their dance roles including Tom Cruise(Tropic Thunder), Rob Schneider(The Hot Chick).
He’s been seen on the Academy Awards, The Emmys, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, CMA Country Christmas, TV Land Awards. Popular TV shows like Dancing With The Stars, Glee, Bunheads, Community, The Office, 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly. In commercials for Pepsi, Coke, Ford, Visa, RumChata, Direct TV, Time Warner, Oreo’s. Was the lead Actor in Metallica’s video The Day That Never Comes.
He’s danced and worked with such artists as Britney Spears, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Kelli Pickler, Jennifer Nettles, Raven Symone, Leann Rhimes, Whitney Houston, Brian McKnight, Chayanne, Lionel Richie, Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Winona Ryder, Joe Mchale, Donald Glover and Ken Jeong.
Natalie received the Los Angeles Music Centers Spotlight Award for choreography and performance in contemporary dance. Natalie’s multicultural Background has opened many doors to her all over the world and has given her an opportunity to perform and teach on every continent. Creating,educating, and entertaining for children has always been a passion of Natalie’s and it is her children, Rasha and Ishan, that inspire moves and joyful spirit.
Rhonda trained with some of the most distinguished New York City modern dance companies in the world after graduating with a University of Georgia degree in dance education. She studied with her idol Erick Hawkins and members of the Erick Hawkins Company, Twyla Tharp Company, Merce Cunningham Company, Jose Limon Company and also members of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Rhonda’s extensive training in dance landed her a role as a lead dancer with the Carol Conway Modern Dance Company (an offshoot of Erick Hawkins) where she was also an instructor at the Carol Conway School in NYC. She also performed as a lead dancer in a world-premiere commissioned dance by the modern dance legend, Anna Sokolow, at the internationally known Wolftrap Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C.
She founded the well-respected professional dance studio on the west coast, Orange County Performing Arts Academy in 1985 where she was Director, Choreographer, and Instructor until 2011. Her instructors and students are well-known throughout the dance world for their professional training, classic style and dedication to excellence. She left OCPAA to pursue sharing her knowledge and experience with others around the country.
When not performing on stages world wide, Eric is an exciting and insightful dance instructor who teaches students how to perform far beyond the dance technique. He brings passion, energy and his signature style to aspiring performers all over the world.
While Shannon’s passion was and will always be children, she found a great love for the “business” that surrounded her. Without the business she couldn’t serve the families. It was that energy that motivated her to become a master studio owner, and expert on the ins and outs of running a successful studio and gym. From marketing to customer service, to effective training of staff and teachers, and most importantly to becoming a leader and driving force in her business. When she sold her studio and relocated to Arizona with her family in 2015, she wanted to stay involved with the dance world and give back to this wonderful community. It was then that she began sharing her knowledge and passion with studio owners from around the country through her Studio Coach business. Shannon has developed programs to help studio owners better understand the business side of their studios resulting in more students, better pay for themselves, more quality time with their families and more peace of mind.
As a studio owner and a business coach, Shannon is blessed to get to live her passion for dance and business each and every day.
Over the course of his career, Jake has worked with some of the best theatre companies in the nation including Paper Mill Playhouse. He has also toured around the world performing for Holland America Cruise Line and was also seen in Gregg Russell’s The Night Tap Made A Sound in Los Angeles. As a teacher, he is passionate about mentoring and developing future artists and helping them achieve their goals and dreams. Recently, Jake was a TEDx speaker, where he spoke on the benefits of using tap dancing as a way to help kids positively manage and navigate failure.
She is formerly one of the original co-founders and co-owners of EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, CA. as well as LA Danceforce (LADF), a national and international dance convention that provided dance education to students, teachers and professionals alike (1992-2012). Her extensive teaching career began in Los Angeles for the Roland Dupree Dance Academy and continued with Dupree Dance Expo, EDGE and LADF as well as teaching master classes and adjudicating at numerous events in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
As a choreographer she has worked on over 40 commercials, stage shows in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Reno and Japan as well as the TV shows The Young & The Restless and the Bold and The Beautiful to name just a few. She also worked as a dancer/actress for many years on various TV series and specials at NBC, CBS and ABC, most recently appearing in the films Country Bears, Did You Hear About The Morgan’s, The Sweetest Thing, Jackass 2, The Muppet Movie and the smash La La Land.