Corps de Ballet
Originally from St. Catharines, Ontario, Robert Pleschke began his professional training at the age of 11 at the National Ballet School of Canada. He began training at the RWB School Professional Division in 2001 and graduated from the program in 2004. During his time at the RWB School he earned the Dr. Alice Cheatley Scholarship and the Prince Edward Award.
Pleschke made his professional debut as a dancer in July 2004 at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts. He has also danced with Ballet Kelowna, Citie Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada.
Pleschke joined the RWB as an apprentice in 2006 and became a corps de ballet member for the 2007/08 season. Since joining the RWB he has performed in various ballets including Peter Pan, The Sleeping Beauty, Mark Godden’s As Above, So Below, The Magic Flute and Angels in the Architecture, Itzik Galil’s Hikarizatto, Peter Quanz’ Quantz by Quanz, Mauricio Wainrot’s Carmina Burana and Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Serenade.
Roles that Pleschke has performed include Paris in Romeo & Juliet and Arabian in Nutcracker. Double Quartet by Brian Mcdonald is among one of his favourite pieces as well.
This past season, Pleschke danced as Drosselmeier and Arabian in Nutcracker, as Baron Von Rothbart in Swan Lake and also performed in Moulin Rouge – The Ballet and Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story. Along with the RWB troupe, he performed Itzik Galili’s Hikarizatto and Mark Godden’s As Above So Below before an international audience at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad.