Robert Allan grew up performing in musical theatre, with a focus on dance. He moved to Toronto to pursue professional musical theatre performance training in 2001. Soon after graduation, he began performing in ensembles of musicals and joined Equity. His performance career took him coast to coast performing in musicals – from the Arts Club in Vancouver to the Charlottetown Festival in PEI. After a decade of ensemble performance, he transitioned into dance captaining and associate choreographic work. Recently, he has begun to choreograph and direct musicals.
Allan is also a passionate educator. He has taught for over a decade for top theatre programs at George Brown College, Randolph College of the Preforming Arts, and Sheridan College. He has developed groundbreaking curriculum in both ensemble performance and swinging and understudying for musical theatre. He is an Masters candidate in dance studies at York University. He also proudly sits on the Board of The Dance Current, a major Canadian dance publication.
Allan strongly believes in arts advocacy and the promotion of musical theatre. He aims to create meaningful theatre, train execellent performers, and encourage musical theatre literacy amongst the theatre-going population.