Kris Harris

Kris Harris

Kris Harris

Adjunct Professor of Dance, Theatre & Dance Program



Kris Harris (they/them/theirs) is a DMV-based, LGBTQIA+ dance artist and educator. Their research is anchored in sensation-based movement, navigation of identity, and Queer wonder. Recent choreographic projects include Shift (commissioned work for Washington College Theatre & Dance Department), Frequency Machines (Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, MD) and Responsive Wild (Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, MD). 

Kris holds a recent MFA in Dance from the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies. During their time at UMD TDPS, they choreographed, performed in, and collaborated on over 20 dance and performance projects. Krissy’s research branched out into Journalism studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies, and Digital Interdisciplinary Art Practice. They expanded their feminist dance pedagogy while teaching modern, ballet, Introduction to Dance, improvisation, and creative process classes. 

Prior to traversing to Maryland, Kris lived in Brooklyn, NY where they performed and collaborated with a variety of individual artists, shared their choreography at Movement Research, Gibney Dance, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, and taught at Adelphi University. 

Currently, Kris is teaching postmodern dance technique at George Washington University, choreographing for the McLean School's production of "The Addams Family" musical, and researching for their new work, Building the Engine.