Christopher Harrison

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Christopher Harrison trained at The Dance School of Scotland, and The Royal Ballet Upper School. Christopher joined Dresden State Opera, Germany, in 2001 and danced solo roles in Neumeier’s The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as Derevianko’s Giselle and Don Quixote, and Lazzini’s La Fille mal gardée. He joined Scottish Ballet in summer 2005, and was promoted to Coryphée in July 2007. He has danced in Page’s Cinderella (The Prince), The Nutcracker (The Prince), Fearful Symmetries , The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird and The Prince), Pennies From Heaven, Cheating, Lying, Stealing and Alice (Knave of Hearts, Mad Hatter), Darrell’s Othello (Cassio), Ashton's Scènes de Ballet, Pastor’s In Light And Shadow and Romeo and Juliet, Robbins’ Afternoon Of A Faun, Balanchine’s Epsiodes, Agon and Rubies, Petronio’s Ride the Beast, Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, Spink's Petrushka, Alston's Carmen, Paul Liburd's From Where, Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth (Lead Man), Meckler/Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire, Lawrance’s Run For It,  Bourne's Highland Fling and Hampson'sThe Rite of Spring and Hansel & Gretel.

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Why did you become a dancer?

I became l dancer because l get so much joy and satisfaction from performing. I love the challenge of pushing my self everyday and l feel very privileged to be doing something that l enjoy so much for a living.



Christopher Harrison


Christopher in the poster shoot video for Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker

Christopher in the poster shoot video for Scottish Ballet's EIF 2013 programme Dance Odysseys

Highland Fling 2013 trailer featuring Christopher as James

Scottish Ballet's Dance Odysseys trailer

Christopher's Dance GB video diary

Christopher in the Dance GB preview




.Dance Europe, July 2014 - Claire Robertson and Christopher Harrison in the title roles are superb. 


Highland Fling

...Christopher Harrison giving a mesmerising performance as lovelorn James.

STV Aberdeen, May 2013



MacMillan's Song of the Earth

Christopher Harrison leads as Messenger of Death, and his technique and schooling are a constant delight..

Sunday Express, 06 November 2011

Sophie Martin trusts the steps with all her being, and is magnificent. No less true the manner of Erik Cavallari as the Man and Christopher Harrison as the Messenger: noble, selfless dancing.

Financial Times, 06 November 2011

the haunting presence of the Messenger of Death, a half-masked, impassioned character, is chillingly timeless, and Christopher Harrison understood perfectly both the dramatic and the choreographic nuances of the role.

- Independent Dance Reviews, 10 November 2011

US TOUR 2011

MacMillan's Song of the Earth

Christopher Harrison brought crispness and power in his debut as the Messenger of Death, a figure who lives among us always.

- LA Times, 15 October 2011



Balanchine's Agon

Adam Blyde, Gregory Dean and Christopher Harrison [are] particularly impressive.

Dancing Times, June 2007

Blyde and Harrison gave some of the finest dramatic and balletic performances I've seen from Scottish Ballet.

Criticaldance.net, April 2007


EIF 2006

Robbins’ Afternoon Of A Faun

Scottish Ballet have placed their hopes on two young corps dancers – Christopher Harrison and Luisa Rocco. It was a gamble well worth taking… the couple was spellbinding. Well suited to the roles and each other, they kept the dream-like feeling of ballet going.

ballet-dance.com, Aug 2006

Christopher Harrison and Luisa Rocco rehearse side by side in a studio, with the audience as their mirror. If they are the future of the company, then it’s looking bright.

The Scotsman, 21 Aug 2006

Luisa Rocco and Christopher Harrison dance like a teenage dream, developing an erotic charge

Sunday Herald, 03 Sept 2006

Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light And Shadow

Christopher Harrison in the third ballet of his opening night marathon was worthy of note – tonight, my eye was rar

Balanchine’s Agon

…with Gregory Dean, Christopher Harrison and Luke Ahmet in particular demonstrating a new found poise and power.

ballet-dance.com, Aug 2006


In March 2014 Christopher Harrison, with Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, spoke on the Fred Macauley Show on BBC Radio Scotland to talk about his career as a ballet dancer and his role in the spring tour of Romeo & Juliet. Click here to listen to the show.

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