World Renowned Dancer and Choreographer As a critically acclaimed dancer, choreographer and director, Fatima Robinson is the woman behind the moves for some of today’s top music artists including OutKast, the Black Eyed Peas, Will Smith, Mary J. Blige and the late Aaliyah. Her eclectic, fluid, urban style has made her one of the hottest choreographers in the field.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Robinson moved to Los Angeles at the age of four with her mother and two younger sisters. After completing high school at the age of 16, Robinson became a certified cosmetologist and worked for a time as a professional hairdresser while dreaming of operating her own hair salon like her mother. Ultimately, however, Robinson?s love for dance would become the catalyst for dreams even bigger than she ever dared to dream.
With some dance contest victories confidently under her belt and a mind full of innovative, cutting-edge dance steps, Robinson would come to make a name for herself as one of the music video industry’s top dancer/choreographers. Her “big break” came when film director John Singleton asked her to choreograph the video for Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” single. Since then, she has gone on to receive numerous accolades and awards including being named by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Entertainment”, and more recently, the October 2004 issue of Essence magazine singled her out as one of 40 “Women Who are Shaping the World.”
Recognition for Robinson’s art continues to mount. After seven nominations, in 2004 she walked away with the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography in a Music Video. In addition to music videos, Robinson has completed work on the forthcoming feature films Fat Albert, Be Cool, Miss Congeniality 2 and Oprah Winfrey’s made for television movie, Their Eyes Were Watching God.