Born in Invercargill, he trained under Paula Hunt in Wellington
and at The Australian Ballet School. He has performed in The
Australian Ballet's productions of Don Quixote and
Harry joined Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2008 and in 2009. He
performed the role of the Shadow in Peter Pan - a part
which was praised by several reviewers; "A winsome pas de deux
between Peter and his shadow (Harry Skinner) sets the standard for
the dances to follow," wrote Theatreview and "Harry
Skinner is captivating," said the NZ Listener. Harry also
performed the mischievous Fritz in The Nutcracker at the
end of 2010 with great flair. 2011 saw him feature in Verdi
Variations and the role of Lampwick in Pinocchio.
Harry is studying extramurally for a political science degree
from Massey University.