Elizabeth Murphy

PNB Soloist

Elizabeth Murphy © Angela Sterling

Elizabeth Murphy is from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She studied at Academy of Ballet Arts and the Rock School for Dance Education, and she attended summer courses on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and Chautauqua Summer Program. She was an apprentice with North Carolina Dance Theater and also danced with Pennsylvania Ballet before joining Ballet West II in 2006 and Ballet West in 2007. Ms. Murphy joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2011 and was promoted to soloist in 2013.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine’s Agon, Apollo, Coppélia (Dawn) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia); Andrew Bartee’s arms that work; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Moyna, Bathilde); David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to My Skin; Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Gold & Silver pas de trois); Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land; Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker (Flora, Peacock); Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room and Nine Sinatra Songs; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia.

Originated Leading Roles: Alejandro Cerrudo’s Memory Glow and Mark Morris’ Kammermusik No. 3.

Featured Roles

George Balanchine’s Diamonds and Serenade and Kent Stowell’s Cinderella and Swan Lake.

At Ballet West, Ms. Murphy danced leading and featured roles in Balanchine’s Agon, The Four Temperaments, Serenade, and Stars and Stripes; William Christiansen’s Nutcracker; Nicolo Fonte’s Bolero; Jiri Kylian’s Sinfonietta; Helen Pickett’s But Never Doubt I Love; and Adam Sklute’s Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.

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