Florence Civic Ballet
Bay Ballet Theater
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Robert Carter was born and was raised in Charleston, South Carolina.He started dancing at age eight, and first saw the Trocks at age ten, which inspired him to dance like them, en pointe, at age eleven or twelve. He trained at the Ivey Ballet School and the Joffrey Ballet School. He performed with a number of dance groups, including the Florence Civic Ballet, Bay Ballet Theater, and the Dance Theater of Harlem.
Dancing with the Trocks, was his life dream, says Carter:
“I didn’t want to be a girl, but I knew I could do a lot of the same stuff and some of the stuff they couldn’t do because I had the strength being a boy…. I could do the stuff en pointe and it’s fun.”
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