Born in Canberra, Robert Curran started dancing at an early age and completed his dance training at The Australian Ballet School before joining The Australian Ballet in 1996.
Promoted to Principal Artist in 2001, Robert danced every major leading role in the classical ballet repertoire as well as performing in many celebrated contemporary works. Renowned for his partnering, Robert’s career highlights include roles such as Prince Siegfried in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, Lt. Pinkerton in Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly and Count Danilo in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow, as well as works such as Stephen Baynes’ Requiem and Krystof Pastor’s Symphonie Fantastique.
Robert was also a dancer in Alchemy, the first work that Stephen Page created for The Australian Ballet, going on to dance in both Rites and Amalgamate.
Robert retired from dancing in 2011 and continues to contribute to the Australian dance industry. In January 2013, Robert was appointed to Bangarra as Rehearsal Director.