The Company

Robert Hill

Artistic Director

Robert Hill

Beginning his 9th year as Artistic Director, Robert Hill continues with his vision for the company to make ballet relevant to today’s audiences. Mr. Hill blends modern entertainment with classical ballet and his choreography has been critically acclaimed in the Orlando Sentinel as energetic, graceful and theatrically beautiful. Under his direction, artistic collaborations have developed with other organizations such as The Abbey, The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and Cirque du Soleil.


Mr. Hill has been a principal dancer with ABT, The Royal Ballet, and the New York City Ballet. As a guest artist, he has appeared with numerous companies including the Scottish Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, and the Australian Ballet. Mr. Hill’s interpretation of the title role in John Cranko’s Onegin, opposite Julie Kent as Tatiana, presented at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center by ABT, was selected by the New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Moments in Dance” in 2002.


Mr. Hill is especially grateful to the loving dedication he received in his initial training with Liz Bevilacqua and Al Packard of The Dussich Dance Studio, and with Phyllis Papa of the Atlantic City Ballet.

Company Auditions

2017-18 Auditions

Orlando Ballet is holding open auditions for classically trained dancers with performance experience who are interested in joining the professional company. Dancers are required to bring a headshot and resume to the audition.  We do NOT accept DVD auditions or make alternate arrangements for absentee auditions.



Orlando Ballet  |  Orlando, FL

March 5, 2017

Check-in: 12:30 p.m.

Audition: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Location: Central Campus – 2201 McRae Avenue Orlando FL, 32803



Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but not required. Online pre-registration closes the Wednesday prior to the audition. The audition fee is $30 for pre-registered dancers, or $40 on the day of the audition payable by cash or check.

Register Here