Harper Addison is a Knoxville-based movement architect, performer, and dance educator. She is also the Founder and Director of the the online community, The Iteration Project. She is currently a choreographer for GO! Contemporary Dance Works and is on faculty at Studio Arts for Dancers, Van Metre School of Dance, and Walters State Community College.
Prior to living in Knoxville, Harper’s work was supported by various Bay Area organizations including San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, The Garage, and Dance Mission Theater. Her work has been commissioned by Princeton University and Davidson College and presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Most recently she has set work for GO! Contemporary Dance Works, Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, Circle Modern Dance, and Davidson College.
She has danced professionally with Robert Moses’ KIN, Lauren Slone, Loren Davidson, Copious Dance Theater, and as a student performer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
Before relocating to Knoxville, 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 a Senior Development Coordinator, Intern Coordinator, and Festival Coordinator at the Vail International Dance Festival in Vail, Colorado for eight years and as publicist and outreach specialist for the ODC Teen and Youth Program
She holds an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Florida State University, a B.S. in Biology from Davidson College, a Certificate in Dance from The Ailey School, and an A.A.S in Graphic Design from Pellissippi State Community College.