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Jeanne Robinson (March 30, 1948 – May 30, 2010) was an American-born Canadian choreographer, dancer, teacher and co-writer of three award-winning science-fiction novels, The Stardance Saga.
Early life and education
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She was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Robinson studied dance at the Boston Conservatory, and at the Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, and Erick Hawkins schools.
She performed with the Beverly Brown Dance Ensemble in New York City, New York, and served as the artistic director of the Nova Dance Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she choreographed more than thirty original works.
She married fellow science-fiction writer Spider Robinson in 1975.
Illness and death
Robinson was diagnosed with biliary tract cancer in February 2009 and began undergoing numerous treatments. She died, age 62, on May 30, 2010.