Gillian Murphy

Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer
Born Apr 11, 1979

Gillian E. Murphy is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

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  • Ballet San Jose Review: New Leader, Radiance
    San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 18, 2013
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    American Ballet Theatre In Darkness And Light: Sylphides, Moor's Pavane And Gong
    Huffington Post - Nov 08, 2013
  • Risa Gary Kaplowitz: Changing The Field Of Dreams: How America And England Can Cultivate More Homegrown Ballerinas
    Huffington Post - Aug 05, 2013
  • Carla Escoda: American Ballet Theatre Bows Out In Los Angeles With Le Corsaire
    Huffington Post - Jul 17, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gillian Murphy.


1979 Birth Born on April 11, 1979.


1996 17 Years Old Murphy joined American Ballet Theatre at the age of seventeen as a member of the corps de ballet in August 1996, and was promoted to soloist in 1999 and then to principal dancer in 2002. … Read More


2002 23 Years Old She was named one of "25 to Watch" in 2002 by Dance Magazine.


2011 32 Years Old Murphy is the longtime girlfriend of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Ethan Stiefel. In May 2011, after a performance in the Spring Season Opening Gala with American Ballet Theatre Stiefel proposed to her.
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