HARRISON McELDOWNEY, has choreographed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street 2, River North Chicago Dance Company, the Civic Ballet of Chicago, the Cerqua/Rivera Art Experience, Ballet Met, American Repertory Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Chicago Shakespeare Repertory, and he is the resident choreographer for Configurations Dance Company. He has created original dances for special occasions of the 97th Birthday Celebration of noted dance historian, critic, and friend Ann Barzel, a work to open the 10th Anniversary of Dance for Life, and the Finale for Dance Chicago’s 10 Year Anniversary. Harrison is the recipient of the Prince Prize and the Ruth Page, After Dark, and Choo-San Goh Awards for choreography. He is also choreographer of the nationally renowned Baton Show Lounge. He choreographed the 35th Anniversary Tour of American Bandstand and directed the Australian Tour of More Dirty Dancing. His work was seen at the ’92 Barcelona Olympics’ Closing Ceremonies and Carnegie Hall’s Celebration of 125 Years of Musical Theater. He has choreographed for film and television and most recently starred in the revival and re-imagining of the Ruth Page ballet Billy Sunday for both stage and the televised documentary of the same name. Harrison is a Creative Director for Chicago’s Wilson Dow Group, an opportunity that has lead to conceiving and directing shows for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines including Freedom of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship.