Harris Ferris

Harris Ferris is a recognized manager in the dance field, as well as a former dancer. He has headed several ballet companies, each time stabilizing the company by leading it to more secure financial footing while raising its profile.  As Executive Director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre since 2005, Ferris has overseen an organizational turn around. Ferris was previously executive director of Nevada Ballet Theatre in Las Vegas, NV and headed New Jersey's American Repertory Ballet of New Brunswick and Princeton, where he also served as managing director to the affiliated Princeton Ballet School.  Ferris recently accepted a gubernatorial appointment to the Pennsylvania Humanities Council Board of Directors.

As a dancer, Ferris enjoyed a 13 year professional career at the Empire State Ballet Theatre in Buffalo, NY.  Ferris attended Bard College, holds a BA from The State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from Rutgers University.

Outside of ballet, his interests include ballroom dancing, show jumping, fox hunting, and downhill skiing.

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