|Mr. Robert McFarland‘s inability to sit calmly and behave led to a 20-year career as a professional dancer, during which he explored a spectrum of opportunities as choreographer, director, teacher and performer with Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Sweden’s Göteborgs Balett, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Eugene/Boise Ballet, and Louisville Ballet, and as a guest artist with Ft. Worth Ballet.
Proud to call Louisville home for the past 16 years, he has taught dance and yoga locally, worked as a vocalist with Motherlodge, as well as staying active on local stages directing, choreographing and performing with local organizations including Louisville Ballet, Actors’ Theater of Louisville, Kentucky Shakespeare, The Necessary Theatre, Louisville Repertory Theater, Stage One, Music Theatre of Louisville, Louisville Orchestra, Savage Rose, and Theatre 502. Through the course of his 18 year professional dance career, he worked in every imaginable strata and permutation of dance, theater and opera, performing in middle-school cafetoriums and major venues (including featured roles with the New York City, Santa Fe and Metropolitan Opera companies. He is frequently exhausted, but never bored. Robert currently teaches ballet classes in The Louisville Ballet School’s mind.body. balance. Program.