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.
Born on May 14, 1958, 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 Spain’s foremost choreographer Nacho Duato.