Harper Addison

Walters State Community College

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. 

As a dancer, she has appeared with Robert Moses’ KIN for the company’s 20th anniversary home season, Lauren Slone for her Performance Space 122 RAMP commission, Copious Dance Theater, and The Ailey Student Performance Group. She has had the privilege to work with such choreographers as Dan Wagoner, Robert Moses, Daniel Clifton, Erik Wagner, Sidra Bell, Christopher Huggins, Earl Mosley, Camille A. Brown, and Lauren Slone among others. As a choreographer, her work has been presented at 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.

Harper 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, is on faculty at Walters State Community College, conducts her own open professional-level contemporary classes, and runs The Iteration Project—a creative process community for artists in all disciplines around the world.