Robert Garland Choreographer Profile

Robert Garland Choreographer Profile

Listen to Robert Garland talk about Haffner Serenade, the work he created for next@90 festival. Haffner Serenade is part of Garland / Roberts / Rowe Premieres which ran Jan 20 — Feb 11, 2023.


Robert Garland’s passion for dance ignited when he witnessed his first Dance Theatre of Harlem performance. He moved to New York City, attended The Juilliard School, and then quickly rose through the Dance Theatre of Harlem ranks to become a principal dancer. Soon after Dance Theatre’s founder and former artistic director Arthur Mitchell invited Garland to create a work for the company, he was appointed their first resident choreographer and director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem School. He has since been selected to succeed Virginia Johnson as Artistic Director of the company, beginning his new role in 2023.

This was part of the 2023 season.