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Marlo Harris is a teacher/director of dance in Ft. Worth, Texas who changes students' lives by creating a student-centered, inclusive learning environment. She believes that learning is more greatly assimilated by creating a trusting and respectful community in the classroom where all voices are heard. 

Marlo received her B.A. in Dance from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Dance Education from the University of Northern Colorado. She studied with Nathalie Krassovska, the prima ballerina of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and Glenda Norcross, the principal ballerina of The New York Baroque Dance Company.  Marlo performed as a principal dancer with the KDH Dance Company in Austin, Texas for ten years and was one of the last founding members of the company before retiring. She became the Assistant to the Director of KDH and served on the Board of Directors. Marlo was nominated by the Austin Critics Table for Best Female Dancer in Austin, Texas in 2007. Her training includes studying at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance in New York and the American Dance Festival at Duke University from 1995-1998. Marlo has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., PS 122 in New York, The Cunningham Studio in New York, Las Vegas, and Orlando at the Kohler Tradeshow Tour, and has made a television appearance on the Deborah Duncan talk show in Houston, Texas. In 2020, Marlo was a judge at the 8 National Dance Competition in Houston, Texas, and was a guest interviewer of artists at the Austin Dance Festival in 2022. 

In conjunction with dancing and performing, Marlo teaches Pilates and is a certified Pilates instructor through the Physical Mind Institute based in New York and has taught for 20+ years. Marlo's teaching career not only encompasses dance and Pilates, but she has also spent time throughout the years in outreach teaching to young children who are sick or at-risk. She has taught dance to children at MD Anderson Cancer and Research Hospital in Houston, as well as Safe Place, the Settlement Home for at-risk teens, and Salvation Army in Austin, Texas. Marlo created an outreach dance course for women living with HIV in the Roanoke community where she taught these women how to dance, stretch, and learn movement whilst in wheelchairs and took them to their first modern dance concert. Marlo is currently an instructor of the high school dance program and the director of the HPA Dance Company at High Point Academy in Fort Worth, Texas. As the founding director, she established the high school dance program in 2015 which has grown it to be an award-winning dance company specializing in student choreography. Marlo has a passion for empowering women and is a volunteer with the Texas Women’s Foundation. When she is not teaching dance, Marlo enjoys reading, hiking, yoga, and spending time with friends and her pets, Scout and Charlotte.

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Private Instruction

Private instruction is a way to hone your dance technique and skills. Marlo is an experienced teacher in all genres of dance including but not limited to ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, modern, musical theater, and hip-hop. If you are interested in one-on-one personal dance coaching, please click the button below

Master Classes

Master Classes are a way to have your students experience a new teacher who can offer different learning styles, imagery, tips, advice, and advanced technical training. Marlo's years of professional training and teaching make her the best choice for your next master class. Class styles: technique, ballet, Pilates, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and composition.

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