Robert Binet was born in Toronto, Canada and was appointed Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada in June 2013 following eighteen months as the Royal Ballet Choreographic Apprentice.
Robert has created ‘The Dreamers Ever Leave You’, ‘The Sea Above, The Sky Below’, ‘Self and Soul’, ‘The Wild Space Between Two Hearts’, ‘These Worlds In Us’ and ‘Unearth’ for the National Ballet of Canada since joining the company in 2013. He also ‘Orpheus Becomes Eurydice’, a co-production between The National Ballet of Canada and the Banff Centre. Robert spoke and presented excerpts of ‘Orpheus Becomes Eurydice’ at TEDxToronto 2015. Prior to joining the company, Robert created numerous works for The National Ballet of Canada’s Choreographic Labs and the YouDance apprentice programme, and a new work for the NBoC’s 60th anniversary Gala in June 2012.
Robert was selected by Karen Kain as her protégé for the 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Programme.
One of Robert’s most recent creations for The National Ballet of Canada was an immersive ballet titled ‘The Dreamers Ever Leave You’. It premiered in August 2016 at the Art Gallery of Ontario and was hailed as “a thrilling and affirming victory for the art form” by The Globe and Mail. This followed the world premiere of Terra Incognita, a site- specific ballet with an originally commissioned story featuring dancers from top international ballet companies, for Robert’s project-based company Wild Space.
In the fall of 2015 Robert created ‘The Blue of Distance’ for The New York City Ballet after participating in sessions of The New York Choreographic Institute in 2014 and 2011. ‘The Blue of Distance’ was given twelve performances at Lincoln Centre between 2015-2017, two on tour in Saratoga in 2016.
In 2011, the position of Royal Ballet Choreographic Apprentice was created expressly for
In 2016, Robert created The Kreutzer Sonata for Ballet Moscow, his first full-evening narrative ballet.
Additionally, Robert has created works for the Dutch National Ballet’s junior company, the Estonian National Ballet, the Genée International Ballet Competition, Ballet Black and the Hamburg Ballet’s junior company. His work has been presented by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is part of the Royal Academy of Dance Advanced Syllabus. Robert also choreographed the music video for Owen Pallett’s ‘Song for Five & Six’ and Belle and Sebastian’s ‘The Party Line’.