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Jillian Harris




    • M.F.A. Dance, New York University: Tisch School of the Arts
      B.F.A.  Modern Dance, University of Utah

      Jillian Harris toured nationally with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, performing works by noted choreographers such as Doug Varone and Moses Pendleton. Jillian was also a featured performer in the PBS televised broadcast of Della Davidson’s “Night Story.” Upon receiving her MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she went on to perform with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. Her choreography has been shown at venues like Joyce SOHO (New York City), Chi Movement Arts Center (Philadelphia), The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (Salt Lake City), and Bravo Caffe (Bologna, Italy). In addition to choreographing, Jillian maintains an active teaching schedule, conducting master classes in the United States and abroad. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Temple University and a Summer session instructor at Temple University-Rome.

    • “Transforming Spaces for Dance.” Dance Chronicle 35.1 (2012)

      "Dynamic Souls, Shifting Landscape: Dance Training In The Post-Judson Era.” Dance Chronicle 32.2 (2009)

    • 2012
      Teaching, Creative Process in Dance, Temple University-Rome Summer Session

      Choreography, Inferno, a site-specific dance based on Dante's Inferno to be performed in Rome, Italy in June 2012

      Performance, DISIS Spring Showcase with L2Ork (Linux Laptop Orchestra), Squires Studio Theatre, Virginia Tech University

      Performance, Studio 34, Philadelphia, PA

      Interactive Performance Research, L2Ork (Linux Laptop Orchestra), Virginia Tech University

      Inferno, a site-specific work scheduled to be performed in Rome, Italy in June 2012

      Mass, a group work for twelve student dancers accompanied live by the Temple Percussion Ensemble, Philadelphia, PA

      Bob and June, a two-section duet begun in 2002 and later expanded in collaboration with Scott McPheeters

      Improvisational Scores, an evening of live improvisations with musician Christopher Farrell, Bologna, Italy

      ReCoil, a group work for seven community dancers, premiered in August 2010, Salt Lake City, UT

      Sonar, a solo in collaboration with musician Christopher Farrell premiered in 2010, Philadelphia, PA

      Shed, a duet in collaboration with Jill Voorhees Edwards premiered in August 2009, Salt Lake City, UT