Robert has been part of the diverse metro New York and New Jersey art scene since graduating college with a degree in art. As a visual artist, he studied painting at the Art Students League and The National Academy of Design in NYC. After joining Pro Arts circa 1999, he exhibited work in Pro Arts projects, including JCAST and Windows on Columbus, as well as at other exhibitions and venues in the NY/NJ metro area and beyond beginning in the early 2000s. As a performing artist, he was a member of the Charles Weidman Theater Dance Company in NYC. He later served on the Board of Directors of The Charles Weidman Dance Foundation, Inc. as a member and president. His other dance associations include the Mimi Garrard Dance Company and the Jan Wodynski Dance Company. He toured nationally with both the Charles Weidman and Mimi Garrard companies.