Tag: ashley murphy

Is Your Pre-Show Ritual Uninspired? Take A Cue From These 12 Pros

Choreographer and Entrepreneur Jacob Jonas “My company is very family-oriented. We warm up as a group and before the show like to huddle up and share any messages of motivation.” Miami City Ballet’s Nathalia Arja “I like to listen to gospel songs in my dressing room as I’m getting ready for my shows, and I […]

What These 9 Stars Would Be Doing If They Weren't Dancers

It can be hard to imagine life without—or just after—dance. Perhaps that’s why we find it so fascinating to hear what our favorite dancers think they’d be doing if they weren’t performing for a living. We’ve been asking stars about the alternate career they’d like to try in our “Spotlight” Q&A series, and their answers—from […]

What You Should Read in 2019, According to Your Favorite Dancers

Made a resolution to read more books this year? Or maybe just looking for a new source of fuel for your artistry? We asked eight dancers about their favorite books in our Spotlight series, and their answers ranged from cheeky novels to biographies to cookbooks. So whip out your library card (or your Kindle) and […]

Starting Over

As a reigning ballerina of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ashley Murphy put in her time. A dancer of razor-sharp technique and plush musicality, she first joined the company before its 2004 disbanding—when Arthur Mitchell was in charge—and continued during its rebirth under Virginia Johnson. Murphy served as a bridge between the old and the new. […]