Robert Taylor Jr. is an American entertainer who's goal is to inspire and spread love and peace to people of all ages through music and dance. Robert was born and raised in Coney Island and developed a love for music and dance as a as a young child. He graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in dance and a minor in musical theatre. While at Marymount, he studied the Graham, Horton, and Limon teachinques, as well as acting, theater, and other styles of dance. He also performed in several musicals, including New Girl In Town and The Boyfriend.
He then went on to study with many notable hip-hop and street style artists, including Brian Green, The Amountboyz (who he performed with as an honorary member), Jared Grimes, Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie, Eric Jenkins, Jamie Jackson, Future, Eric Negron, and Spex. He is currently studying House with Ephrat Asherie, Eric Negron, and the underground club scene.
Robert performed for the late King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, in 2002 at Webster Hall (NY) with a singing and dancing group called 'Uneti." Robert was also selected as a choreographer to perform at "Carnival", which is the most prestigious dance show in NY and L.A. for emerging choreogrpahers/entertainers.
In the underground music world, Robert has won multiple music showcases, including (2006-present) "Faces In The Crowd" (twice), (2006-2009) "Mental Supreme" (2007) and "Roc The Mic" hosted by Monse from hot 97 (2009), making him a 5 time NYC underground music industry showcase winner as an R & B entertainer.
Robert was selected as one of the nation's top 20 contestants for Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance and made it to the top 16. Other credits include American Idol Season 3, So You Think You Can Dance Season 2, MTV's 'Say What? Karaoke, in which he won 2 shows and made it to the finals in both 2003 and 2007, MTV's VMAs with Shakira, Kat Deluna's 'Whine Up'" music video, and the national tour of Hairspray as a singer/dancer/actor in 2008. Robert has recently danced for the legendary L.L. Cool J and opera singer Danielle De Niese at Carnegie Hall for the CBS Network Rundown (choreographed by Gio Hubela from Iconic). He also performed with Rihanna as a recording artist/entertainer for the ‘Peace and Love’ festival in Sweden. Robert recently performed in Rihanna's Budweiser commercial with fellow faculty member AntBoogie.