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Assistant Artistic Director, Principal Dancer

Robert Zaloga

Early Years

Robert Zaloga was born and raised in Moosic, Pennsylvania. Beginning his ballet education at age eleven, Mr. Zaloga joined Scranton Civic Ballet Company with a dream to pursue a career in dance. 


The Journey

As Mr. Zaloga's training progressed, at age fourteen, he travelled away to attend his first summer intensive at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, receiving a full scholarship. Each year following, he attended numerous other training programs which include American Ballet Theatre NYC, Boston Ballet School, and the School of Philadelphia Ballet. Mr. Zaloga studied with many famed instructors and choreographers such as Sascha Radetsky, Ethan Stiefel, Charles Askeguard, Margaret Tracey, Peter Stark, Michael Owen, Russell Clarke, Barbara Weisberger, Stella Abrera, and more.

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The Partnership

"Since the day I stepped into the Scranton Civic Ballet Company at eleven years old and met Miss Helen, I knew this is going to be my forever." -Robert Zaloga

At age fourteen, Mr. Zaloga began demonstrating for Miss Helen Gaus. As years went on, he began teaching for the ballet, tap, and jazz departments. In the summer of 2020 at age 18, Mr. Zaloga was named Assistant Artistic Director of Scranton Civic Ballet Company. During his first season as Assistant Artistic Director, he staged his first ballet on the company, the premiere of La Bayadere. He has also staged and choreographed Coppelia, Paquita, and the upcoming premieres of Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote Divertissement. 

Romeo and Juliet
Robert Zaloga & Rachel Stopper.HEIC

Additional Work

Mr. Zaloga is a guest artist at the Wyoming Seminary Dance Company under the direction of Mrs. Bernardine Vojtko. While dancing with the Wyoming Seminary Dance Company, he received the Barbara Weisberger Dance Award (Founder of the Pennsylvania Ballet. Mr. Zaloga served as a guest choreographer for the Kiss Theater Company of Wilkes Barre's production of Newsies in 2021. 

Principal Roles

Appalachian Springs - Pas de Quarte

La Boutique Fantasque - Pas de Deux 

Cinderella - Prince Charming

Cinderella Divertissement - Prince

Coppélia - Franz

Invitation to the Dance - Pas de Trois

El Jardin Espańol - Madriliene Pas de Deux

Midnight Masquerade - Prince

Helen Gaus' The Nutcracker - The Nutcracker, Cavalier, Snow King, Dew Drop Cavalier, Coffee, Trepak, Soldier Doll

The Sleeping Beauty - Prince Désiré, Puss-In-Boots, Bluebird

Swan Lake - Prince Seigfried

Stars and Stripes - El Capitan

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Originated Principal Roles

Amour et Printemps - Pas de Trois

La Bayadere - Solor

Beauty and the Beast - The Beast

Le Corsaire - Ali

Don Quixote Divertissement - Basilio

Paquita - Lucien

Romeo and Juliet - Romeo

Serenade for Strings - Pas de Trois

The Sleeping Beauty Children's Ballet - Prince Désiré

Viennese Waltz - Principal

Wunderbar - Principal

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Choreographic & Staged Work


La Bayadere


Coppélia, The Wedding Scene

Don Quixote Divertissement


Midnight Masquerade


Romeo and Juliet

The Sleeping Beauty, Act III


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