Robin Nunnally has over two decades of experience in the world of swing and vintage vernacular jazz dances. Over her many years of dancing, she has dabbled in (and intensely studied) a number of styles and dances from the Ragtime era of the 1910s, to the more classic sock hop style of the 1950s, and everything in between.
Robin has been a team member and choreographer on a number of well-known dance teams, including the Rain City Rugcutters, Jackson Street Lindy Hoppers, and the Sister Kate chorus girl team, of which she is a founding and longtime current member.
Between 2012 and 2014, Robin spent a year and a half living and teaching swing dance full time in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she lovingly built up an incredible and welcoming swing dance scene. While in Canada, she was most proud of the progress her students made in their dancing, and of her chorus girl team she established and directed, The Sugar Sweets. While in Canada, Robin also was an event manager for The Calgary Swing-a-thon, a 24-hour swing dance marathon which raised over $16,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
Locally in Seattle, she’s known as a jazz promoter and entrepreneur, always working on projects such as organizing vintage-era dance events, building dance websites, creating her own graphic design for promotions, choreographing new chorus girl routines, DJing, being hired to do vintage hairstyle updos, and more!
Her current ongoing projects in the Seattle swing dance scene include multiple events under the organizational group, The Hot Rhythm Club, such as her “South Lake Union Swing” dances on the 1922 Steamship Virginia V, and the big New Year’s Eve bash, One O’Clock Jump! Every first Monday each month, Robin also runs Balboa, Blues & Booze at the top of the historic Smith Tower, on the 35th floor observation level.
Most recently, Robin was invited to join the Seattle Women in Jazz non-profit board, and currently works with them on coordinating events which showcase female Jazz artists in Seattle.
When not busy with “all the things” in dancing, you can find her thrift store hunting for antiques, hitting up a local happy hour with friends, and in general, just loving life and the beautiful city of Seattle she gets to call home.