Dancing Queen Fatima Robinson
We had a chance to catch up with legendary choreographer FATIMA ROBINSON for our Women Who Rock Issue She has worked with everyone from Aaliyah to Prince here is our sit down with the rockstar of dance
Out of all of the legendary ladies you’ve worked with, who rocked your moves the best? Aaliyah and Beyonce.
Are there any artists who you’d kill to work with? No. Because after Sade I had no more left!
You were a frequent collaborator with the amazing Aaliyah. Could you pick a favorite video of hers? “Are You That Somebody?” and “Rock The Boat”.
Let’s play pretend… You’re the love interest in any musician’s music video of your choice… Who’d it be?! Prince.
Who are your favorite music video directors?
Sophie Muller, Philip Andelman, and Melina.
Favorite music video? EVER!
Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time”.
What songs are you currently obsessed with?
I’m currently obsessed with trap music and Rihanna’s “Pour It Up”.
And what’s your favorite karaoke song?
I never do karaoke but it would probably be Bobby Brown so I can do those moves!
If you could raid your style icon’s closet, who would it be and what would you take?
Diana Ross… everything.
The world knows you can dance your booty off, but what’s some of your other talents?
Interior designing and creative directing. And I’m a flea market finder!
You choreographed Dreamgirls! Favorite number?
I loved everything about Dreamgirls. I loved choreographing “Steppin’ To The Bad Side” and “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” which we worked on as hard as the dance numbers.
What would be the title of your memoir?
“You dance like Miles Davis plays the horn” — a compliment from Prince.
– ALEX CATARINELLA