ROBERT ZALOGA

Assistant to Artistic Director, Principal Dancer

Robert Zaloga began his formal dance training under Miss Helen M. Gaus (Founder of SCBC) in 2013. He later became an instructor for the Civic Dance Centre (School of Scranton Civic Ballet Company) and in the fall of 2020, Robert was appointed as Assistant to Artistic Director of the company. While studying with the school, in 2016, Robert was promoted to Principal Dancer with the Civic Ballet Company.

 

Some of Robert’s most noted roles with the company include Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Franz in Coppelia, Prince in Cinderella Divertissement, El Capitan in Stars and Stripes, Pas de Trois in Midnight Masquerade, Snow King, Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux, The Nutcracker Prince and Cavalier in the Scranton Civic Ballet Company’s annual production of Helen Gaus’s The Nutcracker. 

 

Robert has furthered his studies outside of Scranton with famed instructors and choreographers such as Sascha Radetsky, Ethan  Stiefel, Peter Stark, Charles Askegard, Elizabeth Walker, Michael Owen, Russel Clark, Denise Lewis, Igor Burlak, Barbra Weisberger, and Barabra Sandonato. 

 

Robert has trained and performed with companies and schools across the east coast including American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet School, School of Pennsylvania Ballet, Walnut Hill School for the Arts and the Performing Arts Institute. While dancing with American Ballet Theatre, Robert performed in the Summer performance of Don Quioxte in the corps de ballet. 

 

Robert has been a member of the Wyoming Seminary Dance Company under the direction of Mrs. Bernadine Vojtko and performed as a Principal Dancer with the company since 2015. While performing with Wyoming Seminary Dance Company, he was a featured guest artist for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic's production of Peter and the Wolf, performing as the Wolf. In the spring of 2020, he was the recipient of the Barbara Weisberger Dance Award (founder of the Pennsylvania Ballet).  Robert has been a featured guest performer for the Mostly Opera Company of Scranton since 2014.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

SCRANTON CIVIC BALLET COMPANY

  • Helen Gaus' The Nutcracker (Prince, Cavalier, Snow King, Arabian, Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux, Principal Russian)

  • Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried)

  • Stars and Stripes (El Capitan)

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desire, Puss-In-Boots)

  • Cinderella Divertissement (Prince)

  • Midnight Masquerade (Pas de Trois)

  • Viennese Waltz (Principal)

  • Invitation to the Dance (Principal)

  • Appalachian (Principal)

  • Coppelia (Franz)

  • Le Corsaire (Ali)

  • El Jardin Español (Principal)

  • Beauty and the Beast (The Beast)

  • Amour et Printemps (Principal)

OTHER

  • Don Quixote (Corps de Ballet) - American Ballet Theatre

  • Amour et Printemps (Principal) - Walnut Hill School for Arts

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird) - Wyoming Seminary Dance Company

  • Peter and the Wolf (Wolf) - Wyoming Seminary Dance Company

Robert Zaloga - El Jardin Español

Photo: Josiah Lewis Images 2019

SCRANTON CIVIC BALLET COMPANY

234 Mifflin Ave, Scranton PA 18503

Phone: 570-343-0115

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Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:30pm​
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The Scranton Civic Ballet Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization