newMoves Fast Facts: Jamie Erin Murphy

By Trevor Miles


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This spring, KST is presenting its sixth annual newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival! This festival brings young local and national choreographers to the stage to present a medley of four to five short works each night. Read more about the newMoves participants here before you see their new works on stage, May 7-9th!


  • Jamie is a graduate of Point Park University, and has taught Modern and Contemporary Movement at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for eight years
  • Jamie has presented in PA, OH and NYC
  • Jamie was also a part of the previous Murphy/Smith Collective
  • She also performed in Shana Simmon’s work Passenger and previewed this work at the Alloy Studios
  • Jamie has also worked with Attack Theatre and Xpressions Dance Company
  • She has also danced in I Am Woman, Accidentally, and Much More Than Bones for KST’s Next Stage Residency Program
  • Jamie’s newMoves piece is entitled Makeshift, and is a movement exploration about replacement and support
  • Makeshift will feature music by Olaf Bender and Ben Frost

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Teacher and Choreographer, Jamie Erin Murphy

For more info on Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s newMoves Festival and tickets/passes, visit our website here.

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