Coach, Choreographer, Teacher, Student and Enthusiast - all words used to best describe Rob Myers' connection to the dance world. Most recently Rob added published author to his list of accolades when he completed his thesis titled "No Boys Allowed". Rob examined the factors that deter young men from pursuing traditional dance training during their pre-adolescent years. Mr. Myers understands that his voice as a dance scholar is pertinent and necessary in ensuring that dancers of all sizes, creed, colors and genders have the platform to dance freely and explore all the goodness that dance has to offer. Rob’s own unconventional and late introduction to dance encouraged him to work to provide avenues for young men to explore and navigate dance spaces before their teenage years.
Rob’s previous dance works include: Super Bowl XXXIII, the African-American Dance Review, Stage Ready Productions, Georgia Tech, Spelman College, the Taliah Waajid World Health and Beauty Show, and the Miss Black Georgia Organization, along with extensive competitive dance studio work in the areas of Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, African and Musical Theatre. Mr. Myers is also in the early phases of designing a dance clothing line for young men and non-binary dancers.
In addition to his dance accomplishments, Rob is a devoted husband and enthusiastic father to his son and daughter. Rob and his family currently reside in Kernersville, North Carolina. He serves as the Enrollment Counselor for the School of Dance at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he helps usher in the next batch of dynamic and talented, world-class, dance professionals.
Aside from the arts, Rob is an avid cook! “I’m something like a chef” proclaims Rob. When he hangs up his dancing shoes, he and his wife Tasha plan to open a brunch eatery, establishing a legacy for their two kids to build upon. Though his resume would suggest otherwise, Rob Myers is an extreme introvert, but he never lets that prohibit him from pouring into the lives of others. His prayer is to be a blessing to all those he encounters.
I was thrilled to work side-by-side with Rob, a fellow arts advocate, performer, and an ‘insider’ who understood firsthand the many challenges and excitement found in the performing arts.
He is an accessible and inspirational resource who works diligently to cultivate safe and affirming spaces and meaningful activities that serve to celebrate the individual and collective identities.