Robert is currently the Education Programs Manager at Hartford Stage and holds a BA in Drama from Ithaca College. He has had extensive teaching experience in New York and Massachusetts. Before joining the Hartford Stage Education Department, Robert was a Teacher Assistant in Special Education program at Geneva Middle School in New York State. For over 25 years, he has served in the capacity of instructor and choreographer for numerous award-winning high school marching bands and color guard programs. Robert has been a national adjudicator representing Winter Guard International for a variety of programs that incorporate creativity, instruction and educational values. He served on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Dance Alliance from 2008-2015. He is the recipient of the 2012 Barry Award for outstanding service and dedication to Hartford Stage.