Harris Gkekas, born in 1983, grew up in Olympus Mountain in Greece. After early classes with Tania Miltenova he studied with Daniel Lommel in Bourges during five years . He benefited A.Onassis Foundation's support during two years .
He began his carrer as member of Jeune Ballet International in Cannes and then performed as soloist in companies like AENAON Ballet Théâtre, Ballet National du Rhin, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève and Lyon Opera Ballet. He participated in creations with Lucinda Childs, Maguy Marin , Ralph Lemon, Rachid Ouramdane, Christian Rizzo, Otto Ramstad, Felix Ruckert and danced works of Trisha Brown , Saburo Teshigawara, Alain Buffard, Russel Maliphant, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian , Mats Ek , Merce Cunnigham, Jérôme Bel, Tero Saarinen , Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui ..among others.
Since november 2014 he collaborates with Catherine Diverrès for the duet Dentro, Blow the Bloody Doors Off ,Jour et Nuit. He collaborates also with Hervé Robbe, Christian Rizzo , Michèle Noiret and Yves Noel Genod.
In 2017 Fondation Royaumont chose him as a chorographer for ‘‘ Dialogues 2 ’’. Since 2018 he is the artistic director of several video works for public or private structures.
In 2015 he founded Strates and initiated it's activity with personal projects such as, Yond.Side.Fore.Hind. , VWA. , Mille, Plateaux .
Strates is also turned to transmission through seminaries , workshops in order to share the creating field's fresh impressions in the most direct way possible.