Kate Weare Company : Artists

Luke Murphy, Dancer Emeritus

Luke Murphy is originally from Cork City, Ireland. He trained at Point Park University where he earned a BFA in Dance and English. Murphy is an original cast member of Punchdrunk's award-winning productions of Sleep No More in Boston ('09-'10) and New York ('11-'13), with Martha Clarke in Angel Reapers ('10-'11) and Pavel Zustiak in Painted Bird Part III. In addition, he has danced in the companies of Janis Brenner, Dusan Tynek, Sean Curran, Heidi Latsky and in special projects with Jonah Bokaer, John Kelly and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. His own work has been presented in NYC, Pittsburgh, Ireland and at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is a 2011-2013 Artist in Residence at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, a 2012-2013 Resident Artist at Duo Multicultural Arts Center, a 2011-2012 Associate Artist at DanceIreland, a 2013 Artist in Residence at Dance New Amsterdam and a 2014 Bessie Schoenberg Residency at The Yard. Murphy joined Kate Weare Company in October 2011.

Current Dancers

  • Douglas Gillespie, Guest Artist
  • Julian De Leon, Dancer and Rehearsal Director
  • Nicole Vaughan-Diaz, Dancer
  • Ryan Rouland Smith, Dancer
  • Kayla Farrish, Dancer
  • Thryn Saxon, Dancer
  • Current Collaborators

  • Sarah Cubbage, Costume Designer
  • Mike Faba, Lighting Designer
  • Curtis Robert Macdonald, Composer
  • Clifford Ross, Set Designer and Fabric Imagery
  • Kurt Perschke, Set Designer
  • Past Collaborators

  • Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero, Composer
  • The Crooked Jades, Composer
  • Michel Galante of Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composer
  • Christopher Lancaster, Composer
  • Brian Jones, Lighting Designer
  • Past Dancers

  • Leslie Kraus, Dancer
  • T.J. Spaur, Dancer
  • Adrian Clark, Founding Dancer
  • Luke Murphy, Dancer Emeritus
  • Jacquelyn Elder, Dancer Emeritus
  • Marlena Penney Oden, Dancer Emeritus
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