Harrison Elliott studied dance at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts from 2012-2013. He was a member of STEPS Youth Dance Company for eight years, choreographing his first public work for the season of Compact Dance (2011), and toured internationally with the company for the Dance and the Child International Conference held in Taiwan (2012).
In 2014, Harrison worked extensively with Buzz Dance Theatre Company, under artistic direction of Lucas Jervies, where he facilitated educational workshops in remote Indigenous communities in the Pilbara-region and performed in shows such as ECOBOTS and Plain Jane.
Harrison has performed in the Perth International Arts Festival with Barking Gecko Theatre Company’s Driving Into Walls (2012) and OneFiveZeroSeven (2014) directed by John Sheedy and choreographed by Danielle Micich, and most recently the English National Opera’s Madama Butterfly (2015).
Harrison has also trained in circus aerial silks as well as parkour and free-running. He has worked with various Australian and international choreographers such as Shona Erskine, Alice Lee Holland, Isabella Stone, Laura Boynes, Tyrone Robinson, Kynan Hughes, James O’Hara, Anton Anton, Brooke Leeder, Kathleen Szalay, Emily Bowman, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Danielle Micich, Ruth Osborne, Gabrielle Nankivell and Ina Christel Johannessen.
In 2016 Harrison worked with Sydney-based dance theatre company Force Majeure, under the artistic direction of Danielle Micich, leading to his performance in the company’s festival work You Animal, You as a part of Sydney Festival 2018.
In January 2017 he joined Australian Dance Theatre as a company dancer. Harrison was a featured choreographer as part of ADT’s Rough Draft program, creating the solo work, A Man Stands in a Transport Terminal. He then joined the company on tour for the Melbourne premiere season of Be Your Self, followed by a national tour of Be Your Self Redux to Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. Later that year he performed in the premiere season of The Beginning of Nature in Colombia, South America.
In 2018, Harrison performed Australian national tour of The Beginning of Nature, across SA, NT, WA, NSW and TAS and internationally to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Harrison was a choreographer for the 2018 Rough Draft season presented at The Odeon, performing a duet titled YOU2.
In 2019 Harrison was a performer in Masters of Modern Sound, with Force Majeure and in conjunction with Art Gallery of New South Wales for Sydney Festival. He also toured with ADT to perform The Beginning of Nature on board Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth and internationally to the prestigious Joyce Theater in New York. Following which he travelled with Stewart and select dancers to Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts, for the first development of a new work, Supernature as part of the Pillow Lab program.
Harrison performed in the world premiere double-bill of North/South by Garry Stewart and Norwegian based choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen. He also featured in the short film, The Circadian Cycle, directed by Garry Stewart.