Beginning his 10th 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 as energetic, graceful and theatrically beautiful. Under his direction, artistic collaborations have developed with other organizations such as Central Florida Community Arts, Opera Orlando, Garden Theatre, Creative City Project, 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.
Orlando Ballet Second Company
Artist in Residence
Arcadian BroadArtist in Residence
Arcadian Broad was named Orlando Ballet’s first Artist in Residence by Artistic Director, Robert Hill in 2017.
He began dancing at 9 and was a finalist for the title role in the Broadway Musical Billy Elliot. At 13 Broad made his TV debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent (AGT) and was a guest on The Ellen Show. Broad has won medals at the American Dance Competition and Youth American Grand Prix and trained on full scholarship at Orlando Ballet School, the Carreno Festival and the Juilliard School. He has performed roles including Romeo and Siegfried from Swan Lake. In 2016, he debuted his first full-length production, Beauty and the Beast and is working on his anticipated season closer Wonderland: Mad Tales of the Hatter premiering April, 2019.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2018
Company Auditions for the 2020-21 Season
Schedule coming soon!