Q&A with Principal Dancer Elizabeth Murphy
What is one role that holds special significance for you?
Little mortal jump was the ballet that made me fall in love with contemporary works. I feel fortunate to have been pushed outside my comfort zone and discover a whole new world of dance that has continued to bless and enriched my career.
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Being a hard worker doesn’t mean you have to be hard on yourself. You can both love yourself and be a work in progress.
Do you have talents or passions outside of dance?
Outside the studio, I’m passionate about spending time outdoors whether in our garden or in the forest. I also like getting to sew, when I find the time. My life’s greatest joy, though, is being a mom.
What significance does being part of PNB during the 50th Anniversary have to you?
PNB was founded with a wealth of passion, talent, and hard work. I’m reminded of all the dancers before me who held an iconic place in the dance world and inspired me as a young artist. Under careful guidance, PNB rose from humble beginnings to the world-renowned company it is today. I consider myself very fortunate to celebrate this historic milestone!
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