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Robert Westley

Certified Teacher / Fight Director
New York
New York
East Central Region -DE, MD, NJ, NY, PN, DC
rtwestley@gmail.com
Robert has performed, directed, choreographed movement and staged violence for theatres, opera houses and film companies across the country and for the past twenty-three years has worked professionally as an actor and physical performer for stage and screen. He has choreographed for New York City premieres of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Hand to God, Studio 42, Inc.’s Billy Witch, Second Stage Theatre’s production of Butcher of Baraboo, The New York Musical Theatre Festival production of The Screams of Kitty Genovese and The New York Fringe Festival’s The Salacious Uncle Baldrick and Waiter, Waiter. Other premieres include The Bigger Man at Los Angeles’ Circle X theatre and Gabriel’s Daughter for Central City Opera. Recent theatre productions include the Things of Dry Hours at the New York Theatre Workshop, the 75th Anniversary International Tour of Porgy and Bess, the Keen Company’s Tea and Sympathy in New York City and Boston’s New Repertory Theatre’s A Skull of Connemara. Additionally Robert’s work has been seen at such venues as Chautauqua Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, National Lyric Opera of New York, Opera Carolina, Opera Providence, The Lost Colony and The Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Recent film credits include The Key Man, Eyeborgs, and Fall Down Dead. Robert has taught and coached acting, theatrical movement and stage combat both nationally and internationally and has instructed at Boston University’s Theatre Conservatory and Opera Institute, the North Carolina School of the Arts, National Theatre Conservatory, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, the Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Alabama, Temple University and numerous workshops and intensives in America and Great Britain. Robert is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a recognized Fight Director and Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Boston University’s School of Theatre Arts Professional Theatre Training Program and a Master of Arts in Theatre Studies from Northern Illinois University. Currently, Robert works as Artistic Director of GoodFoot Movement Productions, which he co-founded.