English dancer Nathalie Harrison is a former 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 created several roles for the Company, including in Sensorium and ‘Diana and Actaeon’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012). She left the Company during the 2020/21 Season.
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. Her repertory with the Company included Empress Elisabeth (Mayerling), Winter Fairy (Cinderella), red girl (Les Patineurs), Alaskan Rag (Elite Syncopations), Lady Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Dulcinea (Don Quixote), principal pas de deux (DGV: Danse à grande vitesse), Bathilde (Giselle), pas de deux (Agon), Queen and multiple roles in Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Nutcracker, Manon and The Winter’s Tale.
She has completed a course in Ballet Education Practice and continues to work extensively with the Royal Opera House education programmes. As a choreographer she has created for The Royal Ballet’s Draft Works and other in-house events and projects. Away from the Company her work includes appearing in Nicholas Hytner’s 2012 production of Timon of Athens at the National Theatre, in Sisters Grimm’s Voices of the Amazon at Sadler’s Wells and providing dance demonstrations for Darcey Bussell’s Ballerina Heroines on BBC2.
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First Artist Nathalie Harrison on negotiating Shanghai, performing Dulcinea in Don Quixote and cutting the Taglioni cake.
First Artist Nathalie Harrison on bringing a slice of Shakespeare to Taipei, working with local actors, and unusual breakfasts.
First Artist Nathalie Harrison on her second Moscow tour, performing in 'balletic Mecca', and the aroma of Manon's sets.
Nathalie Harrison as the Queen and Gary Avis as Von Rothbart in Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet
Nathalie Harrison and Eric Underwood in Agon
Nathalie Harrison, Samantha Raine and Anna Trevien in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet
Nathalie Harrison and Eric Underwood in Agon, The Royal Ballet
Ryoichi Hirano and Nathalie Harrison in The Dream
First Artist Nathalie Harrison supporting The Royal Ballet's Pointe Shoes Appeal
Ryoichi Hirano and Nathalie Harrison in The Dream, The Royal Ballet,