Robert Dekkers danced professionally with Ballet Arizona, ODC/Dance, Company C Contemporary Ballet, and is currently performing with Diablo Ballet. He was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for “Outstanding Performance- Individual” for his 2012-13 season with Diablo Ballet, where he has danced leading roles in works by choreographers including George Balanchine, José Límon, Val Caniparoli, KT Nelson, Trey McIntyre, Septime Webre and Mario Radacovsky. He has also performed in works by Twyla Tharp, August Bournonville, Maurice Causey, Lar Lubovitch, Jodie Gates, Ib Andersen, Paul Taylor, Brenda Way and Julia Adam.
He was resident choreographer for Novaballet from 2008-2009 and was recently appointed resident choreographer for Diablo Ballet after creating three critically acclaimed works for the company. His latest work for Diablo Ballet, cares you know not, was commissioned for the company’s 20th anniversary gala performance and featured an original score by Samuel Adams. His choreography has been presented at venues including the Tanzsommer Festival (Vienna), Ballet Builders Showcase (New York City), Against the Grain Festival (Seattle), and WestWave Festival (San Francisco). In 2012, Robert choreographed and directed his first full-length work, Alice in Wonderland, for Contra Costa Ballet. In 2013, he was commissioned to create new works for Smuin Ballet and Quixotic/Fusion, where he continues to serve as guest choreographer. In addition to his work as a choreographer, teacher and dancer, he holds a degree in business from Rio Salado College.