Laura Murphy works internationally as a choreographer, performer and teacher. Her work spans from large scale community dance and site specific professional ensembles, video installations and live staged works. Laura's choreographic work has been shown in New York, Canada, Sweden, Romania, Iceland, China, U.K & Latvia; and at festivals such as the Biennale de Lyon, Reykjavik Dance Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin Dance Festival and Cork Midsummer Festival.
Laura is the recipient of a range of awards; Best Movement Director, The Irish Times Theatre Awards (2017); E-MOTIONAL Bodies and Cities, A European Mobility and Artistic Exchange Dance Programme (2012-2013); Carte Blanche as part of Modul Dance (2013); an Arts Council Bursary Award (2017, 2016) and an Artist Project Award from Cork City Council (2017, 2016, 2014 and 2013). Laura has worked as a professional dancer with various choreographers/artists including Daria Fain, Nigel Rolfe, John Scott and Mary Nunan performing internationally at venues including the Biennale de Lyon (FR), Judson Church (US) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (RO).
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.
She held the position of Acting Course Director, MA Contemporary Dance Performance, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick in 2015. She was Cork's Dancer in Residence at Firkin Crane from 2012 - 2017.
Recent works include 'Abacus' at Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 and 'Yellow' at Cork Midsummer 2017'. She also worked as Movement Director on 'SLSD' at Cork Midsummer and Dublin Fringe Festival 2017, and 'Whitby' at the Bram Stoker Festival 2017 for which she won 'Best Movement Director 2017' by the Irish Times Theatre Awards.