(October 30, 1962 - living) Canada
Ballet and modern dancer
Harrington is a gay dancer, born in Petersborough, Ontario. At the age of 14 he began dance studies in Vancouver and later went to the National Ballet School in Toronto. He joined the National Ballet of Canada in 1983 and became a principal dancer in 1988; he is currently the Ballet's principal male lead - their "Prince of Princes."
He is a "captivating dancer of stunning physicality and strong technique." In a 1996 review of The Merry Widow, Beverley Brommert wrote, "Harrington is one of those dancers who have it all: looks, panache, self-discipline, flair for comedy (impeccably timed, of course) and above all, a feline elegance in his approach to the balletic demands of the role."
He was featured in the cover story of the January, 1997, issue of ICON Magazine. Harrington's two heroes/idols in the world of dance are Rudolf Nureyev and Erik Bruhn (both gay). In 2001 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.