Dance Teacher Faculty Bio | Robert Taylor Jr. | Steps on Broadway
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Robert Taylor Jr.
Robert Taylor Jr. (he/him) is an American entertainer whose goal is to inspire and spread love and peace to people of all ages through music and dance. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Coney Island, he developed a love for music and dance through watching his father Robert "Bobby T-Boy" Taylor and went under his tutelage for his music/artistry. He also worked with Elizabeth Buzzetta from public school P.S. 90, Palmeri and Pat Conlon for musical training, Larry Ramsey for acting, and John Goring and Eddie Morales for dance from John Dewey High School. He received a B.A. in Dance with a minor in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College.

Robert studied with Brian Green, The Amountboyz (with Ant Boogie), Jared Grimes with "Broadway Underground", Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie, Eric Jenkins, Jamie Jackson, Future, Bam, Eric Negron, Kelly Peters, Spex, Samo, and Huu Rock.

Robert won multiple music showcases, including "Faces in the Crowd," "Mental Supreme," and "Roc the Mic," making him a 5-time NYC underground music industry showcase winner as an R&B entertainer.

Robert's first professional gig was dancing for the WNBA with the NY Liberty Torch Patrol and was also "Maddie" The Mascot. Shortly after, Robert performed for Michael Jackson for the Sony Protest party at Webster Hall. He was in the top 16 contestants of So You Think You Can Dance Season 8. Credits include: American Idol (Season 3), So You Think You Can Dance (Season 2), MTV's Say What? Karaoke (he won 2 shows and made it to the finals in 2003, 2007), MTV's "WannaBe's", Kat Deluna's "Whine Up" music video with Danielle Polanco and Tanisha Scott, Hairspray national tour (2008), CBS Network Rundown at Carnegie Hall for L.L. Cool J (choreographed by Geo Hubela), Sweden's Peace and Love festival with Rihanna (2012), Rihanna's Budweiser commercial (2015), and America's Got Talent (finalist, The Mothmen).

Robert made his Broadway debut in SpongeBob SquarePants. Later, he appeared as a wrestler in battle royals and tag team matches as "Music Man," training with WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Rodz. During the pandemic he became an ambassador for the "Master Class" series and became student of the month in 2020 as a music producer/engineer under the tutilage of Grammy Award winning producer "Timbaland."

Additionally, he is ranked a "low blue belt" (Tiger Schulmann's MMA school), has appeared on "Law and Order Organized Crime," "And Just Like That," had a feature role on "The Equalizer" with Queen Latifah as 'Young Marlon', and his latest release of "What You Did To Me" is available on Spotify. He reached his 15 year milestone as a dance teacher at Broadway Dance Center touring countries such as Sweden, India, Argentina, and Russia as their brand ambassador and is now current faculty at STEPS on Broadway as a teacher/choreographer.

His most recent accolade was dancing with Rosaro McCoy (choreographer of Usher) and performed at the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame dancing with 'New Edition' for the 'Soul Train' segment inducting 'The Spinners' into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Now he is a member of the "Brooklyn Nets' Level-Up Squad."