ROBERT HYLTON - Choreographer, Movement Director

Robert’s left of centre approach to hip hop, theatre, film and contemporary dance choreography has carved an original artist, performer and educator. A highly respected stage choreographer, Robert Hylton has now added TV and commercial work to his choreographic repertoire.

Robert’s stage work as a soloist and with his own company choreography has toured relentlessly in the UK and internationally since 1999, supported by Arts Council England and The British Council. In 2010 Robert choreographed and composed the music for Human Revolution a pas de deux commissioned by Ballet Black, which premiered at The Linbury Theatre, the Royal Opera House. His film credits include Jaffaman (2003), Two Sugars with my hip hop please (2004), and Fresh ‘A Spaghetti and Fried Chicken Western’ (2008) his directorial debut commissioned by ACE, Channel 4 & ABC Australia.

Robert’s work has taken him all around the world, teaching hip hop and contemporary fusion as well as lecturing in hip hop dance on a variety dance programmes including Skills n Drills a yearly hip hop intensive focusing on hip hop dance technique and history produced and programmed by Robert.

Formerly an Associate Artist at The Place theatre, Robert is credited as being a UK hip hop theatre pioneer and his journey within fusing different dance styles has earned him worldwide critical acclaim as a trendsetter in the genre.

Robert Hylton has been supported, commissioned and worked alongside

Arts Council England, British Council, Channel 4, ABC Australia Council for the Arts, The Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, The National Gallery, Laban, The Place, London Arts, MDI a partner of North West Arts, Northern Arts, Robin Howard Foundation, Jack Petchey Foundation, East London Dance, deciBel, The Mission, Greenwich Dance, Danceworks, Ludus, Dance4, HIPP - Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance Festival, Ballet Black, Woking Dance Festival

Theatre Choreography

Human Revolution 2010 - Pas de Deux commissioned by Ballet Black

I don’t know? 2009 - solo national, international tour supported by Dance4

Bones 2009 - trio supported by Touchwood at the Place

Do paintings walk 2008 – commissioned by HIPP - Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance

Catching Beats 2008 - Popping duet national, international tour supported by gDA

Swan Breaks 2007 - funded by Southbank Centre and Arts Council England

Demon Juice 2007 - Movement director, commissioned by Royal Opera House and East London Dance

Move & In the space 2007 - Wellington, Auckland New Zealand supported by British Council

Journeys of a River 2006 – The National Glass Centre

Verse & Verses 2005 – National, internatiuonal tour supported Southbank Centre and Arts Council England

Motion 2004 - National Song & Dance Company of Mozambique supported by British Council

Verse 2004 – solo national, international tour commissioned by Merseyside Dance Initiative

Methods 2004 – Trio national, international tour

Landscapes 2003 – trio national, international tour funded by Arts Council England

3 Steps 2003 – solo national tour commissioned by State of Emergency

Innocence 2002 - solo national tour funded by Arts Council England

Urban Amour 2002 - London Studio Centre Jazz Company

Life in Urban Classicism 2001 - national, international tour funded by London Arts, Merseyside Dance Initiative

Northern Arts. Robin Howard Foundation

Get Your 2001 - commissioned by Capoeira Norte Batizado