Resident choreographer

Tim Harbour

Meet Tim

Tim Harbour danced with The Australian Ballet from 1995 until 2007. He made his start as a choreographer in The Australian Ballet’s Bodytorque program and has since created work internationally and within Australia for companies including The Australian Ballet, New York City Ballet, Houston Ballet, Morphoses and Singapore Dance Theatre. 

Tim’s first mainstage work for The Australian Ballet was Halcyon in 2010. In 2012 he created Sweedeedee as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations; in 2014 Tim became resident choreographer of the company. That year The Australian Ballet presented his Ostinato at the Fall for Dance Festival in New York. 

In 2015 Tim created Filigree and Shadow for The Australian Ballet; it was restaged for Houston Ballet in 2018. In 2016 Tim made Another Energy, his first work for Singapore Dance Theatre. In 2017 he made Squander and Glory for The Australian Ballet. In 2018 he returned to Singapore Dance Theatre to create LINEA ADORA for the company's 30th anniversary.

In 2019, Tim created a new ballet, Chairman Dances, set to John Adam’s eponymous score, for The Australian Ballet. It premiered at the Joyce Theater, New York. In the same year, he restaged LINEA ADORA and created MODELS for Louisville Ballet in the US.

The musical Josephine Wants To Dance, which Tim choreographed for Monkey Baa Theatre Company in 2018, won the 2019 Theatre Critics' Award for Best Children’s Show.

In 2020 Tim created Odyssey, his second work for Louisville Ballet, and restaged Squander and Glory for The Australian Ballet's Molto season.