Jeanne Robinson

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Jeanne Robinson
Jeanne Robinson with husband Spider Robinson
Robinson with husband Spider Robinson at the 2004 Necronomicon.
Born(1948-03-30)March 30, 1948
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
DiedMay 30, 2010(2010-05-30) (aged 62)
Alma materBoston Conservatory
OccupationChoreographer, dancer, teacher and writer
Spouse(s)Spider Robinson (1975–2010, her death)

Jeanne Robinson (March 30, 1948 – May 30, 2010) was an American-born Canadian choreographer who co-wrote three science-fiction novels, The Stardance Saga with her husband Spider Robinson.[1][2]


Jeanne Robinson was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She studied dance at the Boston Conservatory, and at the Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, and Erick Hawkins schools.[3] 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.[3]

Robinson married fellow science-fiction writer Spider Robinson in 1975. She was diagnosed with biliary tract cancer in February 2009 and began undergoing numerous treatments. She died, age 62, on May 30, 2010.[4]


  1. ^ "Zero-gravity dance is a go; Dancer-choreographer Jeanne Robinson will realize a decades-old dream by staging a zero-G dance with the stars on Sunday". The Gazette. December 27, 2007. Archived from the original on March 7, 2008.
  2. ^ Bear, Greg (May 7, 1978). "Nebula Awards give solid gains to science-fiction authors". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ a b "Jeanne Robinson". Capricon 30: Celebration! Program Book. 2010. p. 6.
  4. ^ Kowal, Mary Robinette (May 31, 2010). "RIP: Jeanne Robinson 1948–2010". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Retrieved May 31, 2010.

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