Based in Ross-shire, Scotland, Robbie Synge is a choreographer and performer and works regularly in education with young people and adults.
Robbie originally studied BSc (Hons) Physiology at Edinburgh University before working in the science, health and education sectors in the UK and abroad. Robbie practiced martial arts and hip-hop dance styles for many years before changing career path and studying on the Postgraduate Certificate: Dance in the Community programme at Laban, graduating with distinction in 2008.
Robbie was a semi-finalist in The Place Prize for Contemporary Dance 2012 sponsored by Bloomberg with Settlement, and in 2014 was commissioned to create Douglas through the respond_ project, a collaboration between Yorkshire Dance, Breakfast Creatives and the University of Leeds funded through the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.
Ongoing work involves developing collaborative projects with artists and organisations in the craft and visual arts and, with the support of PAL Labs, founding a magazine focusing around dance and body practices based in Scotland and beyond.
Alice is back up contact for Robbie with his presentation of Douglas at Made in Scotland and British Council showcases.