» Robin Kish
Assistant Professor

College of Performing Arts
Department of Dance
Robin Kish
Office Location:
Partridge Dance Center 111
Phone:
714-744-7067
Email:
Education
California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Fullerton, Master of Science
University of California, Irvine, Master of Fine Arts in Dance
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Biography
Robin Kish  has taught at California State University Fullerton, University of California Irvine, Riverside Community College, and Citrus Community College.  Courses taught include Dance History, Dance Kinesiology, Introduction to Dance, Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Modern, Ballet, and Jazz.  She holds a MS in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton and a MFA in Dance from the University of California Irvine.

Robin's scholarly work examines various dance medicine issues.  In 2001, at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Conference her paper on "The Functional Effects of Pilates on College Dancers" was presented.  "A Young Dancer Survey" was presented at the 2002 Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers Conference.  She was a guest panelist at the National Dance Educators Organization Conference discussing "Incorporating Dance Science in the MFA Dance Curriculum."

Her current research includes dance competitions, dance for the elderly, and preparation of undergraduates for life after graduation.  Robin actively mentors students in various research interests.  In addition to her scholarly research, Robin has been active in the dance community in Southern California as a dancer and a choreographer.  She danced with Benita Bike's DanceArt Company performing in various venues including San Francisco and San Diego.  Her choreography has appeared in various educational and professional venues including Grand Central Theatre, California and the American College Dance Festival.  Additional certifications include Pilates, Foam Roller Work, and Craniosacral Therapy.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Kish, R.L. "Beyond the artistry. Competition and bullying in the performing arts." Presentation and conference proceedings Performing Arts Medicine Association, Snowmass, Colorado, 2013.
Kish, R.L. "Managing concussions in a collegiate dance program." Paper presentation and conference proceedings International Associaton of Dance Medicine and Science, Seattle, Washington, 2013.
Third Annual "Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists: medical problems and applied practices."
Invited educator to speak at the Healthy Dance Practice and Performance course sponsored by IADMS.
Kish, R.L. "Intensity and diversity of music played in class may have severe hearing consequences." Paper and presentation at the National Dance Educators Organization Conference, Los Angeles, California, 2012.
Second Annual "Healthy Approaches in the Training of Dancers: Maximizing Peak Performance", developed, organized and produced a unique conference designed especially for dance educators interested in improving the health of young dancers they train. Conference was developed in a collaborative effort with Janice Plastino, PhD, emeritus professor University California Irvine.
Kish, R.L., "Competition Dance: Maximizing Peak Performance Part I." Published August 9, 2012, from http://www.4dancers.org
Kish, R.L., "Competition Dance: Maximizing Peak Performance Part II." Published August 21, 2012, from http://www.4dancers.org
Kish, R.L. and Galbraith, G. "Assessing dance exposure rates in two university settings using a email based exposure tracking system." Conference proceedings International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Washington D.C. 2011.
Kish, R.L. "Noise induced hearing loss in dancers." Conference proceedings International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Washington D.C. 2011.
First Annual "Healthy Approaches in the Training of Dancers", developed, organized and produced a unique conference designed especially for dance educators interested in improving the health of young dancers they train. Conference was developed in a collaborative effort with Janice Plastino, PhD, emeritus professor University California Irvine.
"Epilepsy Benefit Dance Concert" Produced and choreographed the concert performed in the Waltmar Theatre, January 2011.
"What happened to the left leg?" Conference proceedings International Association of dance Medicine and Science, England 2010.
"Functional Footwork" organized and produced a workshop for dance educators focused on lower leg issues. This workshop was a collaborative event with local performing arts medicine experts Dr. Chris Koutures and Dr. Art Ando.