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Oliver Tobin is a former dancer with Graham 2 and the Martha Graham Dance Company where he performed leading roles in Graham’s repertoire for over ten years. His off-Broadway credits as an actor include The Kentucky Cycle, Nirvanov, The Lesser Magoo, and Tallahassee. As a Regisseur of the Graham repertoire, Mr. Tobin has restaged and directed Graham’s Diversion of Angels, Celebration, Episodes, Panorama, and Maple Leaf Rag. In 2019, he reimagined and choreographed Martha Graham’s 1938 American Document, which received its world premiere in Los Angeles.
As a teaching artist, he has helped to create and teach dance programs for NYC-area performing arts high schools, Kaatsbaan, the Stapleton School, and the Martha Graham School. As a dancer and cultural ambassador with Battery Dance Company, Mr. Tobin had the opportunity to lead choreography workshops throughout Germany and Africa. Mr. Tobin is a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy, The Sivananda Yoga Institute, and Empire State College, from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance and theater.
He currently serves on faculty at the Martha Graham School and Adelphi University. In 2016, Mr. Tobin was named Director of Martha Graham Resources where he oversees both the Graham archives and the licensing of Graham works. Mr. Tobin began his tenure as a teacher in Teens@Graham in 2005 and was named Director of Teens@Graham in 2019.