Ilyse Robbins is an award-winning actress, director, choreographer, and teacher who has coached corporate clients on presence and presentation skills since 2011. She has individually coached well over 100 teams to present their innovative ideas to the senior executives of their firms.
Ilyse received Boston’s 2014 Elliot Norton Award for Best Direction for her work on Thoroughly Modern Millie at Greater Boston Stage Company, where is is the Associate Artistic Director. She is the recipient of six Independent Reviewer of New England (IRNE) awards, most recently for her work on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying also at Greater Boston Stage Company. Ilyse directed the 2015 New York production of “Move On the Cha Cha’s,” winner of Best Dramatic Script at the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row. She regularly directs, choreographs and performs at numerous theaters including: Stoneham Theatre, The Modern Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, The New Repertory Theatre, Speakeasy Stage Company, The Boston Theatre Marathon, Fiddlehead Theatre, Overture Productions, Jewish Theater of New England, American Stage Festival, Boston Theatre Works, Wheelock Family Theatre, Museum of Science, Publick Theatre, Boston Women on Top Festival, Liberty Mutual, and Fidelity. She has narrated audio books and performed in numerous television commercials including spots for Comcast, Dunkin Donuts, CVS, 99 Restaurants, and Star Market.
Ilyse is on the faculty of Brandeis University and has taught for Wheelock College, she coaches and adjudicates for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and also coaches privately for interview/audition preparation and public speaking. She holds a BS in Communication/Theater from Northwestern University, certification in theater from the British American Drama Academy, and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.