About Robin

Robin Donovan is an educator with an acute interest in history and people. She likes to know how things happened and why things happened, what motivates people to make the decisions that they do. In the past, this has lead to interests in forensic science and anthropology. Currently, it is manifesting itself as an in-depth study of international economics leading up to the Boston Tea Party. (Robin has two posts published at On King Street: Official Blog of the Bostonian Society: LiberTEA Part 1 and Part 2.)

Robin is interested in developing educational programs to help promote public history and making that history real and relevant. History repeats itself, and we can only learn from our mistakes if we know what those mistakes were.

In addition to this, Robin enjoys writing and often does so under the pen name Ginevra Dean. She mostly enjoys writing mysteries and fantasy books, her current writing being a mystery novel, though she has other writing projects on the table as well.

Robin holds a Masters degree in Education, a Bachelor’s in Anthropology, and is licensed to teach in both Vermont and Massachusetts.

On top of all that, Robin has been a dancer and performer all her life. Robin began dancing at age 5 at a small studio in Massachusetts called Winchester Ballet Conservatory. At the time the studio was owned by Robin’s ballet teacher, Leigh Spencer.

Robin excelled under the tutelage of a variety of teachers including Leigh Spencer, Roseann, Michelle, and Denise Pons. In 2001, she began classes taught by Isil Avci. In 2002, Isil would take over ownership of the Conservatory. Robin continued to dance at the studio until 2006, performing lead roles in quite a few performances including Odette in Swan Lake, the Fairy of the Song Birds in Sleeping Beauty, and the Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker.

Robin also trained and competed in ballroom dancesport from 2009-2012, earning 5th in Bronze American Smooth at the 2010 National Collegiate Dancesport Challenge, along with numerous other awards. She continues to dance ballroom socially when she can.

Robin’s current creative outlet is helping out Design by Chris Bocchiaro with a variety of fringe show in Boston. Most recently that included the lighting design for Panto 2017: The Princess and the Pea on which Robin served as Assistant Lighting Designer to the Lighting Designer and Associate Lighting Designer.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Robin at robin@foxtrotfirefly.com

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