Robert Binet was born in Toronto, Canada and trained at Canada's National Ballet School.
During his time at NBS, Robert Binet created a large body of works performed by fellow students, and represented the school as the student choreographer at the Assemblée Internationale 2009, a student-centred festival celebrating Canada's National Ballet School's 50th anniversary.
In 2010, Robert Binet received a Peter Dwyer award from the Canada Council, awarded annually to the five most promising students.
In the summer of 2010, at the invitation of Karen Kain, he created "Another Dark" for the National Ballet of Canada's Choreographic Lab, and in 2011 he created "Postlude" for YouDance, the second company of the National Ballet of Canada. He participated in the Spring 2011 session of the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, where he created a work to a specially commissioned score by Gity Razaz.
Robert Binet shadowed John Neumeier through the creation of his ballet "Purgatorio" from May until July 2011. Following that, he participated in DanceLines, a choreographic development initiative led by Wayne McGregor, at the Royal Opera House in London.
Choreography for the National Youth Ballet
Die schöne Müllerin
Photo © Rosalie O'Connor