Robert Mark Burke is a dance artist and educator based in the NYC Metro Area. Formerly an apprentice with Doug Elkins, he has worked with 10 Hairy Legs, Megan Williams Dance Projects, Meagan Woods and Company, Bryn Cohn and recently finished touring the historic legacy work of Lucinda Childs around the world. Burke has been a guest choreographer and instructor at Rutgers University, Montclair State University and Rider University. He has taught professional and collegiate workshops both nationally and internationally, including South Africa and the Cayman Islands.
As a choreographer, Burke has presented his work across the US, including the wild project, Dixon Place, Paramount Theater (Boston), Hofstra University, Rutgers University, Rider University, Dance New Amsterdam, Jersey City Theater Center and New Jersey Performing Arts Center. His choreographic accolades include the 2015 Dance on the Lawn Emerging Choreographer Grant (under the direction of Charmaine Warren), the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Jersey (New) Moves Fellowship (2015 and 2017), the 2016 CoLab Arts Space Grant, and the 2017 Eryc Taylor Emerging Choreography Grant. In 2020, Robert was awarded the New Jersey State Council of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in Choreography, which has allowed him to continue working with his dancers virtually during the pandemic.
In addition, Burke is a Wellness and Exercise Coach and founder of ...By Burke: Wellness and Exercise Coaching, where he creates a safe space and for clients to set and achieve goals. As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Youth Exercise Specialist and Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach, he offers a wide range of wellness services including private and small group training, as well as online group fitness classes for clients as young as 7 years old.