Rob Kitsos is an acclaimed dancer,  instructor, performing artist and choreographer who appeared with dance companies across the United States, Asia and Europe.

He has performed at international festivals including Lisbon, Barcelona, Paris, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Venezuela and Hong Kong.

In addition to his own work as an independent choreographer and performer, Rob was a member of over fifteen performing companies and artists covering a broad range of styles from mime to hip hop to ballet, including:

Doug Elkins Dance Company
Gibney Dance
Hillary Easton
Jannis Brenner
KT Niehoff
Colin Connor
Pat Graney Company
Chamber Dance Company
Peter Bingham
Lin Snelling
Berkshire Ballet

As a choreographer, Rob’s created over 100 original works, many of which include commissions and collaborations with artists from a range of disciplines.  

He has studied Mime at Ecole Jacques Lacoq in Paris and played drums in a rock band in popular clubs like CBGB's in New York City with the  Westport Sunrise Sessions based in New York. He continues to record and collaborate with the WWS. Rob has composed and performed many of his own sound scores and video projections for his choreography.

Rob has received support from the Social Science and Research Council through Simon Fraser University, the BC Arts Council and Canada Council for a range of projects including Moving MatterWake and Saudade. Rob was also awarded support from the Leisure and Cultural Council in Hong Kong in 2003 as well as the Donald E. Peterson Endowed Fellowship for Excellence at the University of Washington.  In 2022, Rob received an Insight Development Grant for is current research Moving Matter, a project in collaboration with costume design, textiles, sound and film.  

In addition to choreographing and performing, Rob has been teaching dance in universities for twenty-five years. He was a Guest Artist at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998, a full time faculty member of the University of Washington from 1998-2002, after which he began a two-year Senior Lecturer position at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

In 2004, Rob joined the faculty of Simon Fraser University for which he is a Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts. He teaches contemporary dance, composition, repertory, dance aesthetics, improvisation in performance and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Rob received his BA in Theatre & Dance from Bard College in 1990 and his MFA in Dance from the University of Washington in 1997.