Robinson and her team have developed Cleo Parker Robinson Dance into a cross-cultural, contemporary dance institution that provides dance instruction, performances and community programs and convenes artists and audiences of all backgrounds and ages.

Robinson and her team have developed CPRD into a cross-cultural, contemporary dance institution that provides dance instruction, performances and community programs and convenes artists and audiences of all backgrounds and ages. The company also tailors shows for convention audiences — an experience completely unique to Denver — and represents one of the largest cultural arts institutions in the Rocky Mountain region, serving more than 60,000 people each year.

Known for leveraging the universal language of dance to honor African-American heritage, explore the human condition and offer transformative experiences through physical movement, Robinson was awarded a prestigious Kennedy Center Medal of Honor and appointed to the National Council of the Arts by President Bill Clinton in 1998, a role she held until 2005.

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