Founder & Executive Director
Robin Sokoloff is a lifelong dancer, theater professional, and activist: Passionate about building platforms for women and minority voices. As Executive Director of Loft227, Robin created a home for New York City’s best and brightest artists and innovators from March 2012 to March 2017; seeing nearly 70,000 in her doors in under five years, while supporting close to 900 innovative works and small business owners. Robin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences, she is a graduate of NEW (Non-Traditional Employment For Women), and a former member of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America with Local #157; proud to have built this city she loves. Robin Sokoloff is a scholarship recipient of The Jacob’s Pillow School of Dance, New York State Summer School of The Arts, Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory of New York, Skidmore Studio Art Program, Mason Gross School of The Arts, and Coupé Theatre Studio.
Robin Sokoloff spent her twenties developing hi-tech entertainment concepts for venues, record labels, and big brand events nationwide. Her high-profile rock show “Spotlight Live” ran for two years in the heart of Times Square on Broadway; featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Whoopi Show, The Montel Williams Show, Fox 5 News, WPIX Channel 11 News, Good Day NY, and NY 1.
Most recently, Robin Sokoloff fully produced Queer Composers For Orlando, The Lost – A New Play By Keelay Gipson, The Giants – A New Play By Matthew Jellison, and Bun In The Oven – A Film By Jono Freedrix. She is currently performing in critically acclaimed "Animal Wisdom" by Heather Christian at the Bushwick Starr.
To address the overwhelming demand for performance and event space in New York City, Sokoloff and her team are now building Town Stages. Measuring six times Loft227’s footprint, Town offers customizable stages and an elegant storefront event space that can support the entire lifecycle of New York’s hallmark industries. Town will provide world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: From civic to corporate, tech to theater.
Robin Sokoloff also serves as Vice President of the Board for the Musical Theater Factory, and Chairman of the Board of Sokoloff Arts (501c3). She is a certified New York State rape crisis counselor for The Crime Victims Treatment Center; volunteering overnights at St. Luke’s/ Roosevelt and Lenox Hill Hospitals supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.