EQUITABLE ACCESS IN NYC SPACES
"the most expensive part of making art in New York City: the space. So what happens if there's no spaces? there's no places to make art, no places to pay artists, no places to work as artists?"
ARTISTIC INNOVATION & REPRESENTATION
Robin Sokoloff is a lifelong dancer, theater professional, and activist: Passionate about building platforms for women and minority voices.
As Founder & Executive Director of Loft227, Robin created a home for New York City’s best and brightest artists and innovators from March 2012 to March 2017; seeing nearly 70,000 in her doors in under five years, while supporting close to 900 innovative works and small business owners. Robin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences, she is a graduate of NEW (Non-Traditional Employment For Women), and a former member of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America with Local #157; proud to have built this city she loves. Robin Sokoloff is a scholarship recipient of The Jacob’s Pillow School of Dance, New York State Summer School of The Arts, Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory of New York, Skidmore Studio Art Program, Mason Gross School of The Arts, and Coupé Theatre Studio.
To address the overwhelming demand for performance and event space in New York City, Sokoloff and her team are now building Town Stages. Measuring six times Loft227’s footprint, TOWN offers customizable stages and an elegant storefront event space that can support the entire lifecycle of New York’s hallmark industries. Town will provide world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: From civic to corporate, tech to theater.
Robin serves as Vice President of the Board for The Musical Theatre Factory: Developing of over 90 new musicals with more than 900 volunteers contributing over 15,000 combined hours of service. Robin is Chairman of the Board of Sokoloff Arts (501c3). She is a certified New York State rape crisis counselor for The Crime Victims Treatment Center; volunteering overnights at St. Luke’s/ Roosevelt and Lenox Hill Hospitals supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Robin is a sanctioned athlete with The United Skates Figure Skating Association.