Michael-John Harper - Dancer

Michael-John Harper. Photo by Ravi Deepres

Michael-John was born on the island of Jamaica in 1987, and moved to Florida, USA at the age of eight. He was an avid Musical Theatre student in high school where, under the direction of Lori Sessions, his dance talent was uncovered. He pursued his passion for dance and began his training at Michael's Academy for the Performing Arts.

After graduating high school in 2005, he attended New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida, as a scholarship student and graduated in 2009 with a BFA in dance.

He then joined the Alvin Ailey II Junior Dance Company in New York with appearances in Innsbruck, Austria and the United States.

His dance experience also includes creative residency at the Palucca Schule in Dresden, Germany with focus on William Forsythe improvisation techniques; Scholarship student at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco, California; and performances at the 2009 Contemporary Dance Festival in New York with the Thang Dao Dance company.

Michael-John joined Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in 2010.