A native of Indiana, Robert began his dance training at the age of ten with the White River Ballet School in Noblesville, IN. Moore continued his training, receiving a full scholarship to the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. Upon graduation in 1996, Moore started his professional career with the Boston Ballet. After nine successful years with Boston Ballet as a company member and summer intensive instructor, he joined the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 2006 as a soloist where he was the first American to dance the lead role in John Neumeier’s ballet “Street Car Named Desire.” Known for his expertise in partnering, Moore was a popular faculty member with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School. In 2014 he accepted a principal position with the Smuin Ballet Company in San Francisco, CA where he furthered his contemporary element in ballet.
Moore’s Repertoire includes many lead roles in works by Balanchine, Cranko, Kylian, Neumeier, MacMillan, Christopher Wheeldon, Val Caniparoli, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Helen Picket, and Ben Stevenson. He has performed in such classical ballets as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Les Corsair, Don Quixote, Copellia, Gisselle, Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet. In 2004 Robert, was invited to dance the lead role in John Cranko’s, Onegin, with the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His Neoclassical ballet repertoire includes such ballets as Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Serenade, and Agon; Taylor’s Company B; Tharp’s Upper Room; Whelldon’s Firebird, and Four Seasons; and Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias and Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino; and Kylian’s Return to a Strange Land. Moore has had the pleasure of working with such director’s as: Bruce Marks, Anna Maire Holmes, Miko Nissenen, Richard Cragun, Terrence Orr, and Celia Fushille.