A native of South Carolina, Robert Poe has enjoyed a professional dancing career since 2004. For 19 years he has performed with classical and contemporary dance companies across the Southeast and Midwest. Since coming to St. Louis in 2011, he became a founding member of The Big Muddy Dance Company, performed with the St. Louis Ballet, Opera Theater St. Louis and Winter Opera St. Louis on several occasions.
In February of 2019, Robert co-founded and co-directs Ballet 314, a Ballet company focused on celebrating local talent in St. Louis. Through this organization he has re-written the Nutcracker story to highlight St. Louis history, co-authored a children’s book entitled “The Nutcracker and the 1904 World’s Fair”, based off of that same production, and choreographed a full length ballet, “Ragtime the American Experience” inspired by the novel by E. L. Doctorow. Robert has most recently created Poe², a theatrical dance interpretation of several of Edgar Allen Poe’s writings and also teaches varying dance styles for multiple studios, universities and companies in the St. Louis area.
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