An Associate Professor of Dance at Temple University, JILLIAN HARRIS has had a distinguished professional career, touring nationally and internationally with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. She also appeared in the Metropolitan Opera world premiere of “Benvenuto Cellini” and played the feature role in the PBS broadcast of Della Davidson’s “Night Story”. A youngARTS award winner, Jillian has performed works by noted choreographers such as Doug Varone, Murray Louis, Laura Dean, David Rousseve, and Moses Pendleton. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has shown her work 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).
Jillian is the producer, featured dancer, and assistant choreographer for Red Earth Calling, a short dance film that won the Best Narrative Short award at the 2015 Maui Film Festival (Maui, Hawaii) and the Moondance Film Festival (Boulder, CO). The film has also been an official selection of prestigious events such as the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival, Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, Toronto Independent Film Festival, and Berlin Independent Film Festival. Website: http://redearthcalling.com/
Her most recent project is INVASION, an interactive movement installation. In addition to choreographing, Jillian maintains an active teaching schedule, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Temple University and conducting master classes in the United States and abroad. Live performance work samples can be found at https://vimeo.com/channels/303741 and https://vimeo.com/channels/508021