Laura Murphy is a choreographer and dance artist based in Ireland. Her work gives physical expression to ephemeral states of mind. Taking an expansive approach to dance, her work includes staged work, dance film, video installations, site-specific performances, solo and ensemble pieces and large scale, socially engaged dance projects. Laura has presented her work internationally at festivals and galleries such as Fira Tàrrega (ES), Reykjavik Dance Festival (IS), Edinburgh Fringe (UK), Judson Church (US), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (RO), NN Contemporary Northampton (UK), Dublin Dance Festival and Cork Midsummer Festival (IRL).
Laura works with artists including Colin Dunne, Rob Heaslip, Gemma Riggs, Rhona Byrne, Mary Nunan, Nigel Rolfe, Matteo Fargion, Irene Buckley and Michael Gallen.
Laura has been the recipient of numerous National Arts Council awards, as well as several prestigious national and international residencies. She was awarded Best Movement Director at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017 for her work on 'Whitby' at the Bram Stoker Festival.
Laura graduated from the University of Limerick in 2005 with an M.A Contemporary Dance Performance; from Trinity Laban, London in 2006 with a P.D.D.S. and in 2014 with a Specialist Diploma in Choreological Studies. Since 2009 she has lectured in dance and Choreological Studies at the University of Limerick and held the position of Acting Course Director, MA Contemporary Dance Performance in 2015. She currently teaches on the BA, Drama and Theatres Studies at Trinity College, Dublin.
Recent works include 'Abacus' at Fira Tàrrega 2021; 'The Shake' at at Cork Midsummer 2021 and 'Tide' at Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema 2021. She also worked with 'Session', the collaboration by Colin Dunne and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, 2019/2020.
She is currently directing 'The Shake' a collaboration with choreographer Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín and visual artist Rhona Byrne for Dublin Dance Festival 2022.