Paul Harris is a choreographer of UK, dance teacher as well as film movement director, television and theatre. His outstanding works consist of the renowned scenes of laser for Zeta Jones Catherine within the film Entrapment, Bleak House which bags BAFTA Award and the wand fight sequences in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
At the theatre, Paul Harris choreographs the 50th anniversary making of John Osborne's The Entertainer at London's Old Vic. He's also a successful author of dance books, having written Salsa and Merengue - The Crucial Step by Step Guide and numerous dance syllabi. Harris is a well-known authority also the main choreographer in period dance, historical dance, salsa, tango, ballroom dancing, swing dance, theatre dance and Latin American dancing, and movement direction. He's the winner from the 2008 Carl Alan Award for choreography.
Harris was Born at St Helens, He started dancing when he is eight of age so that as a dancer, was one of the main effective Juvenile with Junior competitors constantly in ballroom dancing. Harris won the Open Championships of British at the Blackpool Dance Festival in both Ballroom and Latin American dancing, also becoming 3 times English Champion, UK, International and West European Champion and placing within the initial three of each key competition, which includes the World Championship as an adult.
After turning as a professional, Paul studied tap dancing, jazz dance, historical dance and classical ballet and won the British Exhibition (Theatre Arts) title. To study acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts Paul retires from competitive dancing working in London also on graduation, he plays leading characters in British television and theatre, which includes main national around three productions of West End. Roles in this era integrated A Rab within West Side Story, Edmund in the Lion, Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird, the Witch along with the Wardrobe, Scranton Slim in Guys and Dolls, Catsmeat in White using the late Marti Caine and William H. Bonney in Billy The Kid.
As a choreographer
In 1997, Harris was asked to look at a script for any British movie with a view to choreographing the dance sequences. Following a single conversation using the director, he realized that combining his two backgrounds of dancing and acting was the direction by which he ought to take his career. After, Paul Harris had grown to be the one from the UK's main productive choreographers and dance instructors in film and television. He has been responsible for the choreography on numerous big budget movies, such as Entrapment, Inkheart, and The Other Boleyn Girl as well as in 2006; Harris devised the physical language and created the choreography, for those wand to wand sequences of combat during the movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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