Harriet Clark

  • Harriet Clark
    Harriet Clark

Harriet Clark is a native New Yorker, though she began her training at the HoustonBalletSchool. She received her professional training at the School of American Ballet.  While still a student at the school she was chosen to perform with Makarova and Company on Broadway, and danced as a soloist in ballets with Cynthia Gregory, Anthony Dowell, Fernando Bujones, as well as Natalya Makarova who was the Artistic Director. Later that year she joined American Ballet Theater, then under the directorship of Mikhail Baryshnikov. After several years Ms. Clark left ABT to dance as a soloist in The Pacific Northwest Ballet. At both companies she performed not only the classics, but also in the works of Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Anthony Tudor, and Twyla Tharp. Recently, Ms. Clark retired after many years in the position of Dance Captain and Swing of the Broadway Production of “The Phantom of the Opera”. As such she not only performed a number of roles but also taught and maintained all the choreography and musical staging in the show. Ms. Clark is a Certified and Affiliate teacher in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. She is both an examiner and currently helps to teach the Training Curriculum. She is on the Faculty of the JacquelineKennedyOnassisSchool in both the Pre-Professional Division and in the Children’s Division. She teaches in many of the ABT Educational Outreach programs; at the ABTKids workshops at the Metropolitan Opera House and CityCenter; and at the ABT Summer Intensive. Ms. Clark teaches and has choreographed for students at MarymountManhattanCollege. Most recently, she has also become a Teaching Artist for the National Dance Institute founded by Jacques D’Amboise, working extensively throughout the  New York City Public School system to introduce children to the discipline and joy of dance through performance.