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 and Martin Lawrance’s Run For It.
Christopher was named number 36 in the Daily Record’s Hot 100 in December 2008.
Christopher Harrison talks about his training. This is the first of a few videos from each company, exploring the world of dancers as 'athletes of God'.
DOUBLE BILL AT SADLER'S WELLS - AUTUMN 2011
MacMillan's Song of the Earth
. Sunday Express, 06 November 2011 –Christopher
. Financial Times, 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.
. Cloud Dance Festival blog, 06 November 2011 - Sophie Marti, Erik Cavallari and Christopher Harrison [are] captivating in the lead roles.
.Hampstead and Highgate Express, 10 November 2011 – The young dancers of the company performed each exiguous section with great commitment and intensity, Victor Zarallo most notable as the Messenger of Death, together with soloists Christopher Harrison, Tomomi Sato, Eva Lombardo, Luciana Ravizzi and Daniel Davidson.
. Independent Dance Reviews, 10 November 2011 – Also worthy of note were Erik Cavallari as the male lead, who made light work of MacMillan’s challenging vertiginous lifts, and Christopher Harrison as the Messenger of Death.
. Spectator, 12 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.
US TOUR 2011
MacMillan's Song of the Earth
. LA Times, 15 October 2011 -Christopher
. Blogdowntown, 18 October 2011 - Sophie Martin, Erik Cavallari and Christopher Harrison, who danced the principal roles, were superb.
.Dancing Times, June 2007 - Adam Blyde, Gregory Dean and Christopher Harrison [are] particularly impressive.
.Criticaldance.net, April 2007 - Blyde and Harrison gave some of the finest dramatic and balletic performances I've seen from Scottish Ballet.
Robbins’ Afternoon Of A Faun
. ballet-dance.com, Aug 2006 – 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.
.The Scotsman, 21 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.
.ballet.co.uk, Aug 2006 -Christopher Harrison and Luisa Rocco are both young artists with the company, and they make you believe in it, raising the common-place and creating something revelatory.
.Sunday Herald, 03 Sept 2006 - Luisa Rocco and Christopher Harrison dance like a teenage dream, developing an erotic charge.
Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light And Shadow
.ballet-dance.com, Aug 2006 – Christopher Harrison in the third ballet of his opening night marathon was worthy of note – tonight, my eye was rarely off him.
.ballet-dance.com, Aug 2006 – Here the men were the eye catchers, especially Gregory Dean and Christopher Harrison.
.ballet-dance.com, Aug 2006 - …with Gregory Dean, Christopher Harrison and Luke Ahmet in particular demonstrating a new found poise and power.