Krissy Harris

Krissy Harris
Adjunct Professor of Dance,
Theatre & Dance Program
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Krissy Harris is a DMV-based, LGBTQIA+ dance artist and educator. Her research is anchored in gender studies, feminism, queerness and challenging power abuse. 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). Recent performances include Risk of Play by Amber Daniels and Ordinary Festivals with PEARSONWIDRIG Dance Theatre.

Krissy holds a recent MFA in Dance from the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies. During her time at UMD TDPS, she choreographed, performed, and collaborated on over 20 dance projects. She performed for Monica Bill Barnes, in works by fellow dance MFA’s, and collaborated on a dance media project with Johnnie Cruise Mercer. Krissy’s research branched out into Journalism studies, Women’s Gender and Sexuality studies, and Digital Interdisciplinary Art Practice. She expanded her feminist dance pedagogy while teaching modern, ballet, Introduction to Dance, improvisation, and creative process classes. Krissy grew her arts administration and arts leadership skills working in the production office, assisting marketing, and as a recruitment assistant at TDPS.

Prior to traversing to Maryland, Krissy lived in Brooklyn, NY where she performed and collaborated with a variety of individual artists, showed her choreography at Movement Research, Gibney Dance, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, and taught at Adelphi University. Currently, Krissy is teaching postmodern dance technique at George Washington University.