Nathalie Harrison is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined the Company in 2003, promoted to First Artist in 2009. She has created several roles for the Company, including in Sensorium and ‘Diana and Actaeon’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012), and in 2013 completed a course in Ballet Education Practice at the Royal Opera House.
Harrison was born in London. She joined The Royal Ballet School as a junior associate and went on to graduate through the School. While at the School she won silver medal at the 2002 Genée International Ballet Competition. Harrison’s repertory with the Company includes Lady Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Dulcinea (Don Quixote), Bathilde (Giselle), pas de deux (Agon), Winter Fairy (Cinderella), red girl (Les Patineurs) and roles in Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Elite Syncopations, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, Mayerling, The Firebird, Gloria, Les Sylphides, The Rite of Spring, La Fille mal gardée, Requiem, Apollo, Jewels, Symphony in C, Serenade, Ballo della regina, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse and The Age of Anxiety.
As a choreographer Harrison has created a piece for The Royal Ballet's Draft Works. Away from the Company her work includes appearing in Nicholas Hytner's 2012 production of Timon of Athens at the National Theatre and providing dance demonstrations for Darcey Bussell's Ballerina Heroines on BBC2.
News and features
23 September 2014
Send us your attempts at a spin in an interesting location and you could be part of the online stream on 1 October 2014.
7 August 2014
Design will feature collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili, who will paint directly onto dancers.
27 January 2014
Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.
10 July 2013
First Artist Nathalie Harrison on coping with scorching temperatures, preparing for the gala performance and soaking up Japanese culture.
5 July 2013
First Artist Nathalie Harrison on preparations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
23 April 2013
First Artist Nathalie Harrison on swapping performing for choreographing.
Ryoichi Hirano and Nathalie Harrison in The Dream, The Royal Ballet, © ROH . Bill Cooper 2014
Ryoichi Hirano and Nathalie Harrison in The Dream © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014
Nathalie Harrison and Eric Underwood in Agon ©Bill Cooper/ROH 2009
Nathalie Harrison and Eric Underwood in Agon, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2009