Bob has long been active in creative and scholarly research in jazz dance. His first writing on dance was the comprehensive biography of jazz dance legend Matt Mattox, “Image of Perfection: The Freestyle Dance of Matt Mattox” in 1995. Since then his research has been published in Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, the French magazine Jazz Pulsions, and Dance Chronicle. Bob is quite proud of his groundbreaking contributions in providing visibility for jazz dance with his role as the first jazz dance columnist for Dancer newspaper (1996-98), and as editor of the Jazz Dance E-News in 2008-09.

Dancer Newspaper (published by Owen Goldman)

JazzPulsions - French Jazz Dance Magazine - "Jazz Dance in NYC - is it in Peril?"

Dance Teacher
  • Matt Mattox article
  • Eugene Loring Article
  • Gus Giordano Article

Dance Magazine

Dance Chronicle
  • Jack Cole Scrapbooks
  • Freestyle Dance of Eugene Loring

New York University Master's Degree Thesis
  • "Image of Perfection: The Freestyle Dance of Matt Mattox" - Robert Boross, 1995