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Spandauerstrasse 2, 10178 Berlin, Germany


Michael-John Harper is freelance solo performance artist who resides in Berlin. With a classically trained dance background and B.F.A graudate, Michael-John has performed with esteemed concert dance companies and has also extended his knowledge of the body, into the art and fashion world. Working additionally as a movement director and model, Michael-John sees this as an extension of a language that is known and yet still, being crafted and defnined.



- "The Communal String" The Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2019
- "An Exercise In Balance" The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London 2019
- "I Hope The Long Arc of Life Bends" Fey Rencontres d'arts iteration,Burgundy, France 2018
- "And You Wake Up" Installation at the Cobb Gallerycurated by Joseph Bond, London 2018
- "I Hope The Long Arc of Life Bends" Schinkell Pavillion iterationBerlin, Germany 2018
- "Random Movements" Supportico Lopezgallery space Berlin, Germany 2018
- "An intimate Evening of Improv" hosted by Sascha Welchering at Blain|Southern. Berlin, Germany 2018
- "Portrait of The Unknown Man" presented at DOCK 11. Berlin, Germany 2016
- "DADDY" presented at the "Souvenir BY" Gallery. Berlin, Germany 2015

Concert Dance Companies

- September 2010- May 2010 2015 - Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Company member Wayne Mcgregor Choreographer and resident choreographer of the Royal Ballet of London
- August 2009- August 2010 - Alvin Ailey II Company member Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre second company
- August 2009- October 2009 Thang Dao Dance company

Opera Work

- September 2017-April 2018 - "Anatveka" at Komische Oper in Berlin, Germany under direction of Barrie Kosky
- October 2016-2017 - The Pearls of Cleopatra at Komische Oper in Berlin, Germany under direction of Barrie Kosky
- October 2015-2017 - The Fiery Angel Bayerische Staats Oper, Munich, Germany under direction of Barrie Kosky
- January - March 2008 - Florida Grand Opera "The Pearl Fishers," Miami, FL (Dancer)


Collaborations and work with artists and brands: Stefano Pilati, Comme des Garcons, Gareth Pugh, Grace Wales Bonner, Helmut Lang, Michelle Lamy, FKA Twigs, SANSOVINO 6, Damir Domas & Marni.

Worked with photographers and featured in their work: Tim Walker, Matthew Lambert, Florian Hetz, Jonas Lindstroem, Michael Avedon, Daniel Sannwald, Jordan Hemingway, Jakob Landvik, Rick Guest, Matthew Stone, Nigel Shafra, Bertil Nilsson, Benjamin Huesby, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, and Lukas Wassmann

Website by Ernst van Hoek