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Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

  • Head of Arts
  • 718-836-9800 x6130
  • Email
  • Dyker Heights
  • All School, Upper School

“A vibrant and contemporary arts education is essential to helping our students succeed as critical thinkers and global citizens.”

Michael Robinson experienced the joys of Poly Arts before he became Head of Arts in 2018. After he earned a bachelor’s at Bennington College, Michael began his teaching career at the Woodward Park School (now Poly’s Lower School) in 1990 as a drama and art teacher. In 1996, he moved to the Dyker Heights campus as a visual and performing arts teacher for Grades 5-8, Performing Arts Camp director for Kindergarten and Grades 1-6, and costume designer and shop supervisor for Middle and Upper School productions. In 2000, Michael moved to Baltimore to work at the Bryn Mawr School, and after earning his M.F.A. at Goddard College, served as Director of Arts. Since his return to Poly, Michael has taken a hands-on approach to ensuring the school’s vibrant visual and performing arts departments are elevated both on each campus and digitally. He has also expanded Poly’s reach into the professional community through the school’s partnerships with institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum and the Elizabeth Streb Studio, as well as Poly’s artist-in-residence program, among others. These relationships afford Poly students a unique opportunity to see themselves as artists. Michael is also an internationally-recognized contemporary fiber artist with his work exhibited in galleries and museum settings.”

Interdisciplinary Studies  Performing Arts  Visual Arts