Harper Addison, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, holds an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Florida State University. Additionally, she holds a B.S. in Biology and minor in Southern Studies from Davidson College (Davidson, NC), and a Certificate in Dance from The Ailey School. She has attended programs at the American Dance Festival, North Carolina School of the Arts, The Hungarian National Academy of Ballet, and the American Academy of Dance in Paris.
As a dancer, she has appeared with Robert Moses’ KIN, Copious Dance Theater, The Gamut Dance Company (Davidson, NC), The Ailey Student Performance Group, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She has had the privilege to work with such choreographers as Dan Wagoner, Robert Moses, Daniel Clifton, Sidra Bell, Christopher Huggins, Earl Mosley, Camille A. Brown, Anthony Morgan, Kat Worthington, and Lauren Slone among others.
As a choreographer, her work has been presented at The Ailey School, Davidson College, Princeton University, Florida State University, The Garage in San Francisco, SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, Dance Mission, Z Space, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Most recently she was a choreographer in residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and the company manager for ODC’s teen company, Dance Jam. She has also worked as an intern, intern coordinator, and festival coordinator at the Vail International Dance Festival in Vail, Colorado for six years and as publicist and outreach specialist for the ODC Teen and Youth Program. Harper currently lives in Knoxville, TN where she continues to make and present her own work, runs The Iteration Project, and is on faculty at Walters State Community College, Dancers’ Studio, Studio Arts, Van Metre School of Dance, and conducts her own open professional-level contemporary classes at The Emporium.
Brief overview of training, experience, and work.