Robert started country dancing as a teenager, and has parlayed his favorite hobby into a remarkable career. Robert has been honored with numerous Star Awards for “favorite teacher, emcee, and personality”. He is one of the most successful “crossover” dancers to come out of the country dance community. Not only has he won four World titles in country dancing, but he’s also won many titles in the swing community with his former partner Laureen Baldovi. Robert has brought Country and Swing dancing to the mainstream public when he performed in the Broadway hit “Swing!”, and more recently in “Swango” with his wife Nicola. Robert is an internationally recognized judge and instructor who teaches over 20 styles of couples dancing.