Robyn Townsend - Teacher
Robyn began taking dance lessons at the age of 7. By her senior year of high school, she was teaching classes at the studio she grew up in. When a friend offred to give Robyn her studio two years later, she knew God was giving her the desires of her heart. Over the net two years, she received a degree in Exercise Physiology, while taking several dance classes at the University of Southern Mississippi. Robyn owned and operated her studio for 10 years, while continuing to train and perform with the Pine Belt Youth Ballet in Hattiesburg, Missippi, under the instruction of Yvonne Bergeron and Henry Danton.
Over time, God began to reveal to Robyn His heart for her students. Her vision for the studio was transformed as she began focusing more on discipleship and less on perfect techniue. As her dancers frew both spiritually and technically, doors began to open and they were asked to perform at church youth camps and gatherings. Robyn taught worship dance tracks at various camps and seminars in the area. In 2006, she and her husband felt the Lord leading them to spend a season at the International House of Prayer in Atlanta, where her husband would lead worship and grow in his gifting. She is thrilled to finally be teaching and discipling young dancers again to know and understand that "...in Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).
Robyn and her husband Brandon have been married 18 years and live in Tyrone with their four children: Abby, Isaac, Caleb, and Anna Claire.