Christine Harris grew up dancing in NYC at the Staten Island Ballet and Martha Graham School. She earned a BFA from SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory. During her studies at Purchase Christine came to Vermont one March with her composition teacher Tarin Chaplin for a weekend of outdoor site specific choreography. She created a dance on a clear cut hillside on a farm in Worcester. This experience was by far one of the most inspiring as well as healing.
Moving Light Dance Company, now based in Montpelier, is a collaboration between local artists and students of the school. The company presents the original Green Mountain Nutcracker, a traditional Nutcracker story with a made in Vermont twist, as well as a new spring work annually at the Barre Opera House.
Christine has choreographed and performed for many local community events such as Traces, All Species Day, Celebrate the Winooski, Enchanted Forest, Ice on Fire, First Night, 350 Vermont Climate Change Cabaret and the Celebration of the Earth Charter at Shelburne Farms. She most recently has presented part of a larger dance project at the Winter Dance Gala with the Vermont Dance Alliance. Christine teaches creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet and modern classes. Her students have gone on to attend programs at schools such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joffery Ballet, ABT, Nutmeg Constervatory, Burklyn and Chicago Ballet.