Sarah Murphy was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At 14 she was accepted into the North Carolina School of the Arts. Graduating in 2006, she was accepted to The Juilliard School. In 2009, Sarah won a Princess Grace Award and in 2010 received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Juilliard School. Sarah has danced for Sylvain Emard Danse in “Wave” and Netherlands Dance Theater II performing works by Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman, Hans Van Mannen, Sharon Eyal/Gui Behar, Lightfoot/Leon, Jiri Pokorny, Ivan Perez and more. In 2015 Sarah won the Piket Kunstprijzen for her contribution to Den Haag’s cultural scene. Sarah has also taught and created throughout Europe and Asia with Choreographer Joeri Dubbe. In 2016 dancing (Enfant), Sarah competed in the 20th international Solo-Tanz-Theater-Festival winning the 1st prize for performance as well as the video dance prize. Currently, Sarah is working on “Home Economics” led by choreographer Alexis Cormier and is a dancer with the Margie Gillis Legacy Project.
Photo Credit: Joris-Jan Bos