Natasha Harrison is a freelance Movement Director, Choreographer and Lecturer from Folkestone whose work focusses on the context and vision of the theatrical piece in question, supporting the production by translating the world of the piece through the art of movement. Working closely with directors to achieve movement with a visceral and organic edge, Natasha's role in theatre is work in conjunction with the actors to develop the physicality of their characters in space, build and refine the movement sequences of the show and explore the overall movement language of the piece.
As an artist Natasha is continually inspired by physical theatre companies such as Gecko, Frantic Assembly and Lost Dog for their physical storytelling, encouraging boldness in Natasha's movement choices and enabling her to explore the communicative power of the body. As well as being a Movement Director, Natasha has keen eye for devising, developing and refining new movement and this helps shape her vision when taking on the role of Choreographer.
Natasha is an Associate Artist for Red Ladder Theatre Company, an Educational Associate Practitioner for the RSC and is the Old Vic 12 Movement Director for 2018/19 .
After studying at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Natasha went on to complete her Masters in Movement: Directing and Teaching, graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since then Natasha has been working as a freelance Movement Director and Module Leader/Lecturer to Leeds Beckett University, Royal College of Music and other HE establishments.
With mentoring and support from the wonderful Polly Bennett, Rod Dixon and Kate Flatt.
Mold Riots (Theatr Clwyd), A Christmas Carol (Derby Theatre), Hunger (Arcola), Mayflower 400 (Plymouth Theatre Royal).
Proudly developing three plays as part of the Old Vic 12: Skin and Blister (Charlotte Josephine) Bricks (Emma Dennis-Edwards) & Black Power Desk (Urielle Kleine-Mekongo).
As Movement Director / Choreographer:
Sweet Science of Bruising (Wiltons Music Hall), Shakespeare Nation (RSC), Handbagged (Salisbury Playhouse, York Theatre Royal, Oldham Coliseum) Tumulus (Soho Theatre), Not Such Quiet Girls (Opera North & Leeds Playhouse Co-Production), Moll Flanders (Mercury Theatre), Julius Caesar (RSC - UK Tour), Robin Hood (CAST Doncaster), Wasted, Dear Brutus, The Cardinal (Southwark Playhouse), Building the Wall (Park Theatre), Zoetrope, Ode to Leeds, Blackthorn, Into The Woods (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Twist (Theatre Centre UK Tour), Frankenstein (Battersea Arts Centre), Yokes Night (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Crucible (Royal and Derngate), Me, Myself and Wye (Ovalhouse Theatre), Sacha Guitry: Ma Fille et Moi (Drayton Arms), Tumulus (The Vaults), Tiny Dynamite (Old Red Lion), The Taming of the Shrew (Webber Douglas Studio), Sleepless Long Nights (Tempered Body Youth Dance), Breadline (Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre)
La Belle Hélène (Blackheath Halls Opera), Trouble in Tahiti, A Dinner Engagement, The Lighthouse, The Locked Room, Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Une Éducation Manquée (Royal College of Music), The Rakes Progress (British Youth Opera).
As Associate Choreographer : BIRDS OF PARADISE (The Ingénue Magazine)
EARLY HOURS - WOWH for Wowh Records ● THE HITS - WOWH for Wowh Records