Yes, it’s true. Even in this day and age there are people like her. And just when you thought the world was safe.


Robin Walsh discovered puppets on her first day of college, and has never looked back. She has built, designed and performed everything from dance silks and sock puppets for the Oscars to Hollywood movie monsters. Her work has been seen around the world, from here in L.A. to New York City, Germany and China. She’s worked in film, (Team America: World Police, Men In Black), television (SpongeBob, Family Guy) and stage. She’s a recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Workshop Grant, and performed her work at last year’s Henson’s Puppets for Puppetry benefit as well as at the O’Neill Theatre Center. She also designed, directed and performed two original puppet ballets with the Stanford University Orchestra, Stravinsky’s Firebird and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as Rebel’s The Elements for the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. Her many studies with world renowned puppeteer Albrecht Roser have opened up a whole new way of looking at and working with puppets, and is happy to join his constant search for Puppet Zen. She’ worked with her hero, Ray Harryhausen, on his last film and got to decapitate the real Rudolph puppet from the Rankin/Bass classic. She is currently Head of Puppets at Screen Novelties, a stop motion studio.

Puppetry - Art that moves....

Puppetry is an ancient art that has a deep-seated appeal to audiences of all ages. Following in the footsteps of master puppeteer Albrecht Roser, Robin Walsh seeks to take puppetry beyond the realm of children’s entertainment and return it to the multi-faceted, modern audiences of today.  For her, the greatest joy is experiencing that moment when bits of cloth, wood and string truly come to life for an audience. She is glad to have a chance to share that magical moment whenever she can.


About Robin

  ! In the News !    

The Magic Flute with

the Pacific Symphony

Just opened - I was puppet Designer for an amazing semi-staged “Magic Flute” with Director Rober Neu.

At the Oscars!

Watch Robin’s Dance Silks in action on the 89th Academy Awards! 

(Yes, this is the bit where the singer gets whapped in the head...)

Forgotten Baggage, Stories from the Willard Suitcases

will have work in progress performances at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival!

June 3, 17 & 24

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Excerpts from her Firebird show were at Skirball’s Day of Puppetry on April 17th.

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**  Her in-progress show, Forgotten Baggage, received a 2016 Henson Foundation Workshop Grant!

** The Devil and Robin busked at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival playin’ some fiddle tunes!

** The Devil You Say

rocked the Hollywood Fringe Festival! Wondering what you missed out on?

Read the fabulous reviews at the

Hollywood Fringe!

** Excerpts from The Firebird were featured at the Day of Puppetry at the LA Skirball Museum!

** Robin got to be  a

sock puppet on the


** Her marionette Nibbles, the Saber-tooth kitten built for the L.A. Natural History Museum was at the opening day of the LA Puppet Festival at the Skirball.

** Her puppets from The Firebird were seen in April 2013 in the closing ceremonial march for the LA Puppet Fest.

** See her Folkmanis Firefly puppet. Even better, go and buy one today!


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Interviews, articles...

** Interview with her after Prokofiev’s Romeo

and Juliet at Stanford.

** Hear Robin on NPR talking about refurbishing the Rudolph puppets.

** Read about her and the Rankin/Bass Rudolph puppet restoration in the New York Times here.