Principal Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts

Joe Louis Robinson

Tutors / Head of Musical Theatre

Professional Experience

Joe is a music director, composer and voice coach. Since 2013, Joe has collaborated with YouTube star impressionist Christina Bianco as musical director and arranger on Diva Moments (Hippodrome), (Edinburgh Festival 2015) and O Come All Ye Divas (Charing Cross Theatre) among other appearances in London, Europe and NYC. As musical director: Promises, Promises (Southwark Playhouse), Nina Simone: Soul Sessions (Crazy Coqs, Wiltons Music Hall, 2017 UK Tour), Christmas In New York (Palace Theatre), Soho Cinders (Union Theatre). As assistant/associate: Follies In Concert (Royal Albert Hall), Fings Aint Wot They Used T’Be (Stratford East).
In 2014 his original musical Step One was commissioned and produced at the Beijing Oriental Theatre with a cast of 94, and revived in Shenzhen in May 2017. Other composition/sound design include: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (US Tour), Romeo&Juliet (US Tour, GK Arts Brooklyn), The Shame Chorus (spatial sound installation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park). Recorded media & TV: Julie Atherton’s 2014 album Rush Of Life, The Pepys Motet (2016), Computer Says Show (2016), The Paul O’Grady Show with Christina Bianco, and featured vocal in Our Gay Wedding The Musical. Joe was part of the music faculty at Bodywork Company, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, where he devised the singing element of their B.A. Musical Theatre programme.