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Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire

     Dressed in silver tap shoes and yoga pants, Mrs. Tribuzi can almost always be found in the dance studio, leading stretch warm-ups or teaching a new dance routine to her students. Mrs. Tribuzi has been teaching dance at San Mateo High for the past 14 years since 2003. A talented and dedicated instructor, she is the teacher behind the annual spring dance concert, Mateo Motion, as well as the choreography in some of San Mateo High School’s shows. But how much do you really know about Robyn Tribuzi?

     A Bay Area native, Mrs. Tribuzi grew up in South San Francisco. As a five-year old child, she began taking tap classes at the local Park and Rec Center. As she grew up, she expanded her dance education, learning different styles of dance such as jazz, musical theater & ballet. While attending college, Mrs. Tribuzi continued to dance for fun and performed in local theater productions.

     While she loves her job now, Mrs. Tribuzi never dreamed that she would teach dance. Instead, she had always imagined herself as an elementary school teacher. “I ended up teaching elementary school for about five years, and sort of hated it, and decided I wanted to teach older kids, ” she said with a laugh. When an opportunity came up to teach high school dance, she jumped at it. “And I’ve been doing that ever since,” Mrs. Tribuzi adds.

     Now in her 14th year at SMHS, Mrs. Tribuzi has had plenty of memorable experiences here. One of her favorites is always the week of the dance concert. “It is a crazy, awful, terrible week for me, because there is so much to do last minute,” she says. “But I love watching the transformation and growth of the students during rehearsals, I just love to see that.”

     Mrs. Tribuzi is loved by her students for her dedication and positive personality.  Audrey Chen, a sophomore, said “Mrs. Tribuzi is an extremely devoted teacher to her students and all she wants is the best for them. She is also extremely enthusiastic.”

     In her free time, aside from creating choreography for local theater companies, Mrs. Tribuzi enjoys traveling and trips to the beach. On advice for dancers or students in general, she says “ Push yourself. You are stronger than you think, you can do more things than you think. If you apply yourself and push yourself just a little bit, tremendous things can happen.”

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