Dance partners and friends, Robyn & Italo founded RIDE- Robyn & Italo’s Dance Events to merge their love of dance and giving back to charities.The dynamic duo annually choose a charity and host a spectacular Gala to raise funds and awareness for the chosen cause. 2020 is the year of No Kid Hungry, but due to Covid 19, the event has been postponed to 2021.Robyn first met Italo when she arrived early to a Zumba class and she saw Italo leading Louis Van Amstel’s LaBlast® Dance Fitness class. Robyn soon after started taking Latin lessons from Italo. Since first meeting in 2012, Robyn and Italo compete regularly in Latin and Smooth dance styles.Italo is a professional dancer and choreographer and has been a Professional Ballroom Teacher for over 12 years. He is also a producer of live shows, including his own stage production “Life Though Dance”.
His dancing led to his first performance for a world-wide audience was as a Feature Dancer in High School Musical 2. Italo then rejoined the cast, and was cast as a Principle Dancer in the Featured film High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
He has performed and choreographed on Dancing With the Stars, Disney Channel’s “So Random”, Lythgoe Panto productions “Snow White Christmas”, Touring live show “Ballroom With a Twist”, Co-choreographer for Dance India Dance. Associate choreographer and performer for hit musical “Loving the Silent Tears”. Performed for several artist in videos and stage performances including: Kylie Minogue, Jesse McCartney, Jonas Brothers, Ben Vereen, Collin Raye, Clay Aiken, Lucas Grabeel, Paris By Night. Participated as a Professional dance partner and choreographer on the Oxygen Network’s reality series “Dance Your Ass Off”, motivating and inspiring fitness and dance.
Robyn is an extremely successful business executive, an amateur dancer in a pro am partnership and now and the CEO of new women’s footwear collection Beautiisoles.
Combining her years in business, love of dance and fashion she is ready to take on the fashion world, one stylishly comfortable yet glam pair of shoes at a time.