The Company

Robert Hill

Artistic Director

Robert Hill

After a decade as Artistic Director of the Orlando Ballet, 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.


2020 Company Audition Tour

Company auditions for the 2020-21 season are listed below. Please RSVP for the audition you will be attending.



Monterrey College of Music & Dance
Monterrey, Mexico  I  Friday, January 17, 2020
3:00pm – 4:00pm Registration
4:00pm – 5:30pm Audition


Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Encino, CA  I  Saturday, January 18, 2020
4:30pm – 5:30pm Registration
5:30pm – 7:00pm Audition


San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco, CA  I  Sunday, January 19, 2020
5:30pm – 6:30pm Registration
6:30pm – 8:00pm Audition


The Joffrey Ballet
Chicago, IL  I  Sunday, February 2, 2020
4:30pm – 5:30pm Registration
5:30pm – 7:00pm Audition


American Ballet Theatre
New York, NY  I  Saturday, February 8, 2020
4:30pm – 5:30pm Registration
5:30pm – 7:00pm Audition



Houston Ballet
Houston, TX  I  Sunday, February 9, 2020
1:30pm – 2:30pm Registration
2:30pm – 4:00pm Audition


Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre
Orlando, FL  I  Saturday, February 22, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm – 2:30pm Audition


Atlanta Ballet
Atlanta, GA  I  Sunday, February 23, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm Registration
1:30pm – 3:00pm Audition