Natasha Harrison

Training

2015 - 2016 The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MA Movement: Directing and Teaching
2012 - 2015 Northern School of Contemporary Dance, BPA (Hons) Contemporary Dance

Movement Experience

(whilst on the MA/MFA Movement)
 

Teaching/Coaching

2016 – Movement class with MA Acting Students (Classical), general movement training to support their performance of Taming of the Shrew. Including solus movement calls to support individual actors’ needs. 
 
2016 – Weekly movement class with the BA Acting students (Collaborative and Devised Theatre), mentored by Lucy Cullingford. Using my experience in contemporary dance to teach movement/dance classes preparing students for their Unit Assessment in Vaudeville style dance.
 
2016 – Movement sessions teaching dance choreography for young children (7-11 year olds) the production Into the Woods assisting David Hulston at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. 
 
2012 - Weekly fitness sessions for street dance company ‘King Kompany’ at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds.
 

Skills

Actor Movement, Contemporary Dance (Advanced), Physical Theatre, Contact Improvisation, Movement Teaching, Ballet (Intermediate), Tap (Intermediate), Modern (Intermediate) Street dance (Intermediate), Acting, Singing, Reading Music, Movement and puppetry.
 

Productions

Movement Direction

2016 – Into The Woods at the Quarry Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse (Assistant Choreographer/Movement Director) 
Director: James Brining/Choreographer: David Hulston
 
2016 – Leeds Lads at the Carriageworks Theatre (Movement Director) 
Director: Rod Dixon, Red Ladder Theatre Company
 
2016 – Taming of the Shrew at the Webber Douglas Studio (Movement Director) 
Director: Anna Morrissey
 
2015 – These Lost Things at the Riley Theatre, NSCD (Deviser/Movement Director) 
 

Dance/Choreography

2015 – Please write in the box provided the names of the dancer you liked the best at the Riley Theatre (Dancer/Deviser/Physical Theatre Performer)
Choreographed by Ben Duke, Lost Dog Dance Theatre. 
 
2014 – Breadline at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House. (Choreographer)
 
2014 – A Layer of Dust at the Riley Theatre, NSCD (Choreographer)
 
2014 – Les Folles at the Riley Theatre (Dancer/Performer)
Choreographed by Carlos Pons Guerra, Deneda Dance
 

Biography

Natasha is a Movement Director, Choreographer and Dance Artist based in Leeds and London. After studying many dance styles from a young age Natasha went on to study at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. From here, Natasha developed her ability to create/devise movement soon became one of YDE’s ‘Young Creatives’ having the opportunity to create work for the Royal Opera House in 2012 and 2014. Whilst studying for her first degree, Natasha co-managed a Street Dance company ‘King Kompany’ and began to refine her skills in movement direction. It was at university that Natasha first began using text in her own work/choreography and started creating Physical and Immersive Theatre pieces. After developing her skills in Movement Direction, Natasha successfully applied for the MA in Movement: Directing and Teaching at RCSSD, refining her skills in Movement Direction and Choreography and gaining experience working with Opera Singers, Professional Actors and also Community Theatre Performers.