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Robert Kolby Harper

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Area: Music
Category: Faculty
Title: Faculty Associate
Office: EB1-85
Phone: 480.965.2856
Fax: 480.965.2659
Specialty: Music Theatre
E-mail: Robert.Harper@asu.edu
Web Page: http://music.asu.edu/LOT

Robert Kolby Harper is a graduate of Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and has been working as an theater professional for the past 16 years. He is currently the Associate Artistic Director for Phoenix Theatre and the Artistic Director for the Cookie Company at Phoenix Theatre. He has directed such shows as: Altar Boys, I Left My Heart, Swing, Route 66, Cole, 1940's Radio Hour, The Oldest Profession, Will Rodgers Follies, Grease, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Smokey Joes Café), choreographed (Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, Chicago, Will Rogers Follies, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Beauty and the Beast) and performed in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Michael Minetti), A Christmas Carol (Bob Crachit), Guys and Dolls (Nicely), Chicago (The Jury), Cabaret (Emcee), Funny Thing Happened...Forum (Hysterium), A Chorus Line (Bobby), RobberBridegroom (Goat), Rumors (Ernie), and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Melvin P. Thorpe). He was privileged to have been the assistant choreographer on the national tour of Veggie Tales Live. As an educator, he has been the Department Head of Theatre and instructor for Arizona School for the Arts for the past six years. In addition, he has taught numerous classes and workshops in dance, physical acting and musical theatre. Robert is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.

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