Alum | Harrison Lee

Harrison first began dancing at age six after attending his sister’s dance class.

Artist at the Royal Ballet, London

Harrison Lee was introduced to dance by being dragged – unwillingly – to his sister’s class. he fell in love with ballet and continued with his academic studies while attending The McDonald College.

In 2013, he travelled to New Zealand, where he was awarded first place for the junior scholars in the Alana Haines Australasia Awards.

The following year, Harrison was awarded the Youth Grand Prix award for the most outstanding junior dancer at the Youth America Grand Prix, New York City Finals.

Harrison was also awarded first place at the Australian Institute of Classical Dance International Ballet Awards in Adelaide, a week after returning from New York.

In 2015, he travelled to Lausanne Switzerland to attend the prestigious Prix De Lausanne where he was awarded the gold medal, and at 15 was one of the youngest candidates to have won gold in the history of Prix.

Later that year, he was named the winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Ballet scholarship where he fulfilled one of his dreams – to dance a solo on the stage of the iconic Sydney Opera House.

In September 2015, Harrison realised a long-term dream, which was to attend the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London. He joined The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme in 2018 and was promoted to Artist in 2019.