Music For Ballet Class
by Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris has built an impressive career as a ballet accompanist. Playing for some of the top ballet companies in the United States and Europe, Lisa has landed gigs through luck, perserverence and being in the right place at the right time.
Lisa was born on May 14, 1958 and has been facinated with music since childhood. She has been providing energetic, inspiring music for ballet for over 20 years.
In 1982, after graduating from The Ohio State University, Lisa got her first international contact in Europe at "The Princess Grace Academie of Dance in Monte Carlo. Later on she was asked to join "Les Ballets de Monte Carlo", Princess Caroline's newly formed company.
Through a collaboration with Kevin Haigen (Hamburg Ballet) she was contracted in London, and Hamburg. In London she had the thrill of being asked to play for Nureyev, for a private class, and Makarova who was guesting with The London Festival Ballet. In 1987 Lisa moved to New York City where she climbed the ballet scene ladder finally getting in to SAB, Juilliard, Alvin Ailey and The Feld Ballet.
In 1990, she moved to Seattle, to catch the wave of the highly successful Pacific Northwest Ballet Company. Being surrounded by the beauty of nature, Lisa started recording her music for ballet classes, with Dave Dysart at Triad Studios.
Five years later, she yearned for the European scene again, and was lucky to be given a contract by Spains foremost choreographer Nacho Duato.
Lisa has just finished her 24th recording for ballet which is selling, along with her previous releases, at stores all over the world: Dance Books, Sylvia, Fairy, and Milba in Japan, Menkes and Maty in Spain, Gielow in Munich, as well as your finer dance shops across the USA.