Robert Tinning is a 21 year old graduate of the WAAPA BA Dance course of 2014 and a Link Dancer from the 2015 year group. Originally from San Lorenzo, Ecuador, Robert was born into the rich Latin American Culture. Even in moving to Australia his up-bringing still held true to his heritage and it appeared in many ways, one of which, was being immersed into traditional Latin Dance and Street Latin styles while he grew up.
Robert’s conscious dance journey began at the age of 7 when he started teaching himself Hip Hop Street Dance styles and then continuing on to his begin forays into Contemporary Dance at the age of 14 and onwards into tertiary education at WAAPA.
In 2012 Robert was accepted into WAAPA’s Bachelor of Arts – Dance course and over his 4 year tenure (with the inclusion of Link Dance Company) he has trained and performed under a wide variety of industry professionals such as; Emma Fishwick; Justin Rutzou; Sue Peacock; Xiao Xiong Zhang; Natalie Allen’s re-mount of The Land of Yes & The Land of No; Gabrielle Nankivell; Didier Theron; and being casted for Shaun Parker & Company’s work titled ‘XY’ premiering in 2018.
2016 saw him performing in Liesel Zink’s ‘The Stance’ at the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) alongside both Liesel and Gabrielle Nankivell with Tasdance for evolve: revolve.