Robert Royston is a highly accomplished dancer, choreographer, and director with a career spanning over three decades. He began his professional career on the competitive couples dance circuit in 1989 and quickly rose through the ranks, winning numerous national and international titles in various dance styles, including swing, hustle, salsa, and cabaret. In 2007, he became the youngest person ever inducted into the UCWDC Country Dance Hall of Fame, and he has also been inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, National Boppers Hall of Fame, World Swing Dance Hall of Fame, and the Living Legends of Dance Society.
In addition to his competitive dance career, Royston has also worked on a number of stage shows and musicals, including “Swing!”, “Urban Cowboy”, “SWANGO: The Musical”, “Neil Bergs’ 100 years of Broadway”, and “One Ride”. He has also choreographed and directed tours and award shows for a variety of artists, including Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert.
Royston has also worked as a choreographer on a number of music videos and feature films, including “Love Story” by Taylor Swift, “Last Night Again” by Steel Magnolia, “Gamer”, and “Dance With Me”. In addition to his work as a dancer and choreographer, Royston has also served as a performance coach and live tour director for various artists, and he has coached ice dance champions and Olympians.