The mandate of 10 Gates Dancing Inc. is to promote the development and performance of contemporary dance creations. Through the teaching, creation and performance of these works, 10 Gates provides entry points for the education of the public to contemporary and theatrical dance. Since its inception, the company has created an exceptional body of work for some of the most renowned dance artists and companies in Canada and has held a unique role in the field of dance through its mentorship activities with choreographers in Canada and abroad.

10 Gates Dancing gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa.



City of Ottawa


Choreographer, Performer

Born in Ottawa, Canada, Robinson graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, and studied at The School of The Toronto Dance Theatre and with eminent British visual theatre artist Lindsay Kemp. Robinson first rose to prominence as Artistic Director of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg, Canada (1984-1990), where he created highly theatrical ensemble works. Having returned to Ottawa in 1990 to pursue a solo career, he is now firmly established as a choreographer, educator and solo artist whose critically acclaimed, award-winning and utterly unique works have won him a multitude of commissions and an international schedule of touring and teaching. Rokudo: six destinies in three steps received the 1998 Chalmers National Dance Award. His works have involved collaborations Margie Gillis (2003-04 and 2012), Louise Lecavalier (2003-06), Ame Henderson (2011-2013) and Charles Quevillon (2010-2013). Between 2005 and 2012, Tedd Robinson took up residence in the Pontiac, Québec and established La B.A.R.N., an intimate venue for creation and performance. Through 10 Gates Dancing he created a series of works for La B.A.R.N. that were presented during the summers at Lac Leslie. Since 2013, he is co-director of Centre Q: a centre for questioning.

Robinson is Artistic Director of 10 Gates Dancing Inc., a non-profit company formed in 1998 to promote the development and performance of contemporary dance creations. His work is influenced by his six years of study as a monk in the Hakukaze soto zen monastery, Ottawa. His work at La B.A.R.N. won le Prix en art de la scène l’Avant-Première at the Culturiades de l’Outaouais 2009. He is winner of the 2014 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, a founding member of Projet BK, and a National Arts Centre Associate Dance Artist.


Artistic Director: Tedd Robinson
Artistic Associate: Charles Quevillon
Manager: Tina Legari


Barbara Laskin (Chair), Ottawa ON
Stephen Legari, Montreal QC
Tom McSorley, Ottawa ON
Diane Morey, Rupert QC
Laura Taler, Ottawa ON


128 Spruce Street
Ottawa ON K1R 6P2


Charitable registration No. : 86921 4486 RR0001

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