Dancer, choreographer, teacher and artistic director American, born in Charleston (South Carolina) on June 1, 1945, whose original name is Robert Dodson.
He began his studies of ballet under the tutelage of Kathleen Crofton and 1965 joined the Royal Ballet School in London with the intention of expanding its training. He remained in school until 1967, who became a student of the London School of Contemporary Dance, where she received training in modern dance. He danced with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre from 1967, but the following year he left this company to pass the Martha Grahamcompany.
For the London Contemporary Dance Theatre created: Conversation Piece (Parsons, 1970), Troy Game (Downes, 1974), which became part of the Repertoire of the Ballet of Nice in 1995, David and Goliath (Davis, 1975) choreographed by Wayne Sleep, Just a Moment (Downes, 1976), Meeting and Parting (Blake, 1977), Dreams with Silences (Brahms, 1978), Reflections (Blake, 1979), Le Jeunne Fille et la Mort (Schubert1980) and Songs and Dances (Schubert, 1981). He has done choreography for the Ballet Rambert, Ballet of Stuttgart, Batsheva Dance Company of Israel, Balletto di Toscana, Ballet of Manhattan, Janet Smith Dance Group and Ballet of the theatre of Bordeaux, which has created Petrouchka (Stravinsky, 1995).
He was appointed Co-Artistic Director of the London Contemporary Dance Theatre in 1981, and artistic director of the Rambert Ballet between 1981 and 1986. Since 1991 he has directed the Ballet of Götteborg in Sweden. His latest creations for this company include The Russian Story (Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, 1993) and The Snowman (Blake, 1994). He was awarded with the Golden Prague in 1983.