Harper Watters!! The Man with a Message: The Message Is in His Dance!

You may have heard about Harper Watters– particularly if you are into ballet or dance in general. If you love youtube videos, you probaby have seen Harper Watters but not realized that was him. NO matter whether you know him or not, after listening to my podcast interview with him and watch some of his great videos (2 videos are below), you will feel like you are pretty up-to-speed on him and his life. Since this interview was done in late 2017, much has happened to Harper Watters since the time of the interview.

(Photos provided by Harper Watters unless otherwise noted)

 

 

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Here’s a short bio on Harper Watters: (courtesy of Balancing Pointe & Ask Megan Show)

Harper Watters is a Corps de Ballet member of the Houston Ballet.  He was born in Atlanta, Georgia then later moved to Dover, New Hampshire where he began his training at Portsmouth School of Ballet.

At the age of 15, Harper auditioned and received a full scholarship to Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, a boarding school in Natick, Massachusetts. He credits his time at Walnut Hill as the true moment his dance career began. Prior to auditioning, Harper was enrolled in dance classes three times per week at a dance competition studio. Walnut Hill offered him the opportunity to further his study of dance and train among teachers and peers who shared the same passion.

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Since Harper Watters is very much a youtube sensation, here’s his bio from youtube:

I am a ballet dancer with Houston Ballet, proud BeyHive member, and lover of all things social media and pop culture! Oh and sometimes I run around in pink heels.

He’s now a soloist with the Houston Ballet and his career is a priority!

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Dance Magazine did an interview/feature with Harper Watters which you can find Here: http://www.dancemagazine.com/how-pink-heels-became-harper-watters-signature-2404867689.html

 

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And NOW he is the cover for DanceSpirit Feb 2018….. and here’s the cover image!

 

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Here’s a bit of the article excerpted right here for you- but you NEED to see the entire thing.

Harper Watters is a ballet dancer for today’s generation. A social media maestro and a charismatic performer, the Houston Ballet soloist is equally at home in front of the camera hosting his hit YouTube series, “The Pre Show”; interacting with fans on his crazy-popular Instagram account; or showing off his beautiful classical technique onstage. It’s a multifaceted identity that’s proven to be invaluable to his career—and it’s taking him to places he never even dreamed of.

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Watters was born in Atlanta, GA, but was adopted at two weeks old and raised in Dover, NH. He started tap and jazz classes at an early age. “I was a constant mover as a kid,” he says. But his first exposure to ballet wasn’t in the classroom—it was via a VHS tape of New York City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. “I watched it 10,000 times,” he says. “I even choreographed my own one-man Nutcracker over a holiday break.”

 

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Listen to his podcast here to learn some interesting factoids about Harper Watters:
1) How he got started in dance
2) How he wound up in Houston
3) Milestones he has accomplished
4) What he was doing in LA at the time of the podcast
5) Pink Heels and Youtube
6) The importance of the arts in everyone’s lives…
and lots more questions.

 

This is one of the pink heels videos where he is working out with Rhys!

 

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Here’s the video that features the latest DANCESPIRIT Magazine cover

 

 

This Ballet Dancer Went Viral, Proving High Heels Are Genderless

 

 

 

There is so much more to this man .. and he is definitely in charge of his career –but he keeps it in perspective as he racks up more followers on Instagram and Youtube. He’s his own person and why not! He’s achieving his dreams of an amazing career!

 

Follow Harper Watters here:
Instagram:http://instagram.com/theharperwatrers @theharperwatters
Twitter http://twitter.com/Harper_watters
Snapchat: harperwatters
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harper.watters
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/theharperwatters
Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/harperwatters

Thank you to Harper Watters for his patience in me getting this  podcast live. There was a death in my family that set me back.

MESSAGE to HARPER WATERS!
Thank you so much for the interview! It went much longer than intended, but the conversation was meaningful, interesting and humorous. I spent a couple of hours editing it and the power of the conversation and the direction of your career was going was very apparent.

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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