Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ballet
MFA Florida State University, BA Haverford College
Robert Atwood holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Haverford College, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from Florida State University. He has enjoyed extensive experience in training dancers at all stages of development. Robert is on the faculty of The Ailey School, through which he teaches for the BFA program at Fordham University, and he also on the faculty of STEPS Studio in New York City.
Through floor barre/rehabilitative ballet classes of the Zena Rommett Dance Association, for whom he has taught since 1981, Mr. Atwood has worked with the soloists from the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, the Joffery Ballet, and the Martha Graham Company, among others.
Outside New York city, Robert has taught for the Albany/Berkshire Ballet, the Talahassee Ballet and Southern Ballet Theatre. On the university level, he has taught at Barnard College, Bucknell University, Connecticut College, East Carolina University, Flordia State University, and this year has joined the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College. Choreographies have been commissioned by the Albany/Berkshire Ballet, by the Talahassee Ballet, and by Bucknell and East Carolina Universities, among others. He has lectured in the United States and Europe and before the International Conference of the Congress on Research Topics in Dance. He has also been published on the both continents, including in the German-language arts encyclopedia, Musik Im Geschiche und Gegen wart and BALLET REVIEW, and served for two years as a contributing editor to ATTITUDE: the Dancer's Magazine. Mr. Atwood teaches regularly overseas, and has also served as guest Ballet Master for Tanztheater Munster, German; for the Tanztheater, Titoler Landestheater, Innsbruck, Austria; and for the City Contemporary Dance Company of Hong Kong. He has guest taught for ballet companies of Leipzig, Kaiserslautern, Hagen, and for the Academy of the Hong Kong Ballet among many others.