"When the Curtain goes down..." - An Executive Artistic Director's guide to producing a season during a pandemic...and not going crazy while doing it!
Angela Harris is a choreographer and founding Executive Artistic Director of Dance Canvas, Inc., a career development organization for emerging professional choreographers and youth. Angela received her dance training at Dance Theater of Harlem, School of the Hartford Ballet, and The Eglevsky Ballet. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, she graduated from The Baltimore School for the Arts and attended Mercyhurst College and City College of New York, earning a BA in journalism, while on full ballet scholarship at Steps on Broadway.
Angela has choreographed for professional ballet companies and schools across the country. Her work has been performed by The Georgia Ballet, Ballet Lubbock, Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute and she has premiered multiple ballets at the Rialto Center for the Arts and the Ferst Center for the Arts through her company, Dance Canvas. Angela has choreographed for professional theater productions, including: The First Noel (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater Company), 110 in the Shade (Theatrical Outfit), Little Shop of Horrors (Actor’s Express), Bridges of Madison County (Aurora Theatre), Frankenstein’s Funeral (Found Stages) and University productions: Ragtime (Kennesaw State University), Drowsy Chaperone (Georgia Tech).
In addition to teaching at Emory, Angela is a ballet instructor at Dekalb School for the Arts and Academy of Ballet. She has served on the faculty of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute and has been a master class/guest instructor at colleges and universities across the country.