Fatima Robinson

Fatima Robinson (born August 29, 1971) is an American dancer, music video director and choreographer.

Fatima Robinson
Born (1971-08-29) August 29, 1971 (age 50)
OccupationMusic video director, choreographer
Years active1992–present


Robinson has choreographed music videos for artists such as Michael Jackson ("Remember the Time"),[1] Aaliyah ("Rock The Boat," "Hot Like Fire," "Try Again," "We Need A Resolution," "Are You That Somebody," "More Than a Woman")[2] Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back) and As Long As You Love Me as well as Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair" (for which Robinson won the 2002 MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography);[3] and directed the "Hey Mama" and "My Humps" videos by The Black Eyed Peas (the latter co-directed by Malik Hassan Sayeed and the recipient of the 2006 MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video), "Taken for Granted" by Sia, "All About That Bass," "Dear Future Husband," and "No" by Meghan Trainor and Koda Kumi's "Touch Down" and "LALALALALA".[4] Robinson's most recent choreography credits include Fergie's "M.I.L.F. $" music video as well as Gwen Stefani's This Is What The Truth Feels Like Tour in 2016.

Robinson's choreography credits for film include Save the Last Dance,[5] Dreamgirls,[6] and The Cheetah Girls: One World.[7] In addition, Robinson choreographed the Black Eyed Peas' halftime show for Super Bowl XLV in 2011,[1] and the December 2015 presentation of The Wiz Live!.[8]

Robinson also recently produced "Taking the Stage: Changing America", the concert honoring the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the VH1 2016 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens at the Lincoln Center. She is the woman behind the Kendrick Lamar 2016 Grammy's performance as well as The Weeknd's 2016 Oscars performance of "Earned It." From 2014 to 2016, she also served as segment producer and choreographer for the hit series The Voice.


  1. ^ a b Wilson, Julee (October 20, 2011). "Fatima Robinson Talks Style, Dance, Career And More With StyleLikeU". huffingtonpost.com. Huffington Post. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  2. ^ Smolowe, Julie. "The Saddest Song". people.com. People Magazine. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Star Choreographer Speaks at SU September 29". Salisbury University. September 12, 2003. Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Choreographers Who Dominate L.A." dancespirit.com. Dance Spirit Magazine. Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  5. ^ McComb, Lauren. "Fatima Robinson's Dream Digs". oprahmag.co.za. Oprah Magazine. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Bloom, Julie (November 26, 2006). "Supreme Commander". The New York Times. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  7. ^ Cutler, Jacqueline (August 23, 2008). "Cheetah Girls Take Their Singing and Dancing to the Streets". Lawrence Journal-World. Zap2it. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  8. ^ Broadway World (May 13, 2015). “Choreographer Fatima Robinson to help NBC’s THE WIZ LIVE Ease On Down the Road” Retrieved on December 5, 2015.

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