Sarah Murphy


Choreographer – Market Dances – Far Fetched

Sarah Murphy was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At 15 she was accepted into the North Carolina School of Arts modern dance division. Graduating in 2006, she was accepted to The Juilliard School. In 2009, Sarah won a Princess Grace Award, created to identify and elevate emerging talent in theatre, dance and film. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Juilliard School in 2010. Sarah has danced for Sylvain Emard Danse in Wave, and with Netherlands Dance Theater II performing works by Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman, Hans Van Mannen, Sharon Eyal/Gui Behar, Lightfoot/Leon. In 2015 she won the Piket Kunstprijzen Prize, awarded annually to promising young artists in painting dance and other performing arts . In 2016 dancing the work Enfant, by Joeri Dubbe, Sarah competed in the 20th international Solo-Tanz-Theater-Festival winning the First Prize for performance as well as the video dance prize. Currently, Sarah is working on Home Economics led by choreographer Alexis Cormier the 2020 recipient of the Diane Moore Creation Award in support of the first two phases of the project.


Photo: Joris-Jan Bos