Founding Director

Robert Evans is the founding director of the Dance Ministry Institute (DMI), where persons involved or interested in liturgical dance receive dance training in various techniques.

He directs DMI’s annual Christmas production “NATIVITY: Birth of a King,” and has choreographed for Westchester One in Praise’s annual Good Friday services. His choreographic works have ministered to people throughout the United States and the Caribbean including the Bahamas Faith Ministries (Nassau, Bahamas); Christian Cultural Center (Brooklyn, New York); Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center (Sayreville, New Jersey); The Greater Allen Cathedral (Queens, New York); Jericho City of Praise (Landover, MD); World Changers Church International (College Park, GA); and The Potter’s House (Dallas, Texas).

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Housing Construction from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a minor in Drama and Certification in Dance, as well as a Master of Science in Education from the City University of New York-City College. His dance ministry roots began with the Harlem Tabernacle Dance Ministry (Harlem, NY) where he served as the assistant director from 1991-2001. Robert received his formal dance training from the Katherine Dunham School in East St. Louis, IL, as well as the Alvin Ailey School of Dance and the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. He frequently combines his passion for both dance and drama in his choreographic works.

Robert is employed by the New York City Department of Education where he thoroughly enjoys helping young people (ages 17 – 21) to improve their literacy and math in preparation for the GED exam. He also currently serves as the Dance Consultant for the STRIVE Dance Leadership Academy for the Youth Bureau of the City of New Rochelle, New York.

With his wife Selena, Robert attends the Family Christian Center in New Rochelle, NY. They lovingly raise their three sons, Joshua,Caleb and Isaac in nurture and admonition of the Lord. Robert considers himself privileged to serve the body of Christ with all that the Lord has given him.