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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 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. Having presented works in two established galleries in Berlin since moving there in 2015, Michael-John is currently in preparation for his third presentation which will be in the summer of 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)


- Featured in Stefano Pilati Ermenengildo Zegna FW 16 show
- Featured in Damir Domas F/W 18 show
- Featured and choreographed upcoming project for Michelle Lamy
- Featured and choreographed for designer Edward Buchanan's "SANSOVINO 6"
- Featured in campaigns for Patrik Ervell, Helmut Lang, CLARKS
- Featured in magazines: Vogue, G-Q, Dazed, I-D Magazine, DUST, 032C. Numero Homme, Metal Magazine, Arena Homme, Kinfolk
- Featured in NYC fashion week 2014 for designer Gareth Pugh
- Featured in London Mens Fashion week with designer Grace Wales Bonner
- Featured in Channel 4 "Random Acts" with artist FKA Twigs
- 3rd Assistant to Alister Mackie of Another Man magazine
- Assistant to mens wear stylist Fran Stephenson

Worked with photographers and featured in their work: Tim Walker, Matthew Lambert, Daniel Sannwald, Rick
Guest, Matthew Stone, Bertil Nilsson, Benjamin Huesby, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, Lukas Wassman, Jonas Lindstroem, Florian Hetz.

Website by Ernst van Hoek