Emma Murphy | Pembroke School of Performing Arts

Emma Murphy
Choreographer, Teacher


BFA Musical Theatre (Dance Concentration)

Em joined the PSPA family in 2010, training in every style available to her. As a teen she was an Apprentice for the Boston Community Dance Project and traveled the country assisting award winning choreographers as a Dance Captain with Liberate Artists. During her years of competing at regional and national levels, she was often recognized for her captivating stage presence and outward joy of dance. Using that love, she decided to make performing her career.

She recently graduated Summa Cum Laude & Franklin Honors with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre (dance concentration) from The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She has been fortunate enough to train closely with Jane Lanier in the Fosse style, as well as Chicago favorites Tammy Mader & Jummane Taylor. During her sophomore year, she made her Regional Debut in “Call Me Madam” at Porchlight Music Theatre. Some of her favorite onstage credits include Mae in “The Pajama Game,” Dr. Little in the original musical “Robot Nature” and Velma Kelly in “Chicago”. When not performing she had the opportunity to choreograph for multiple O’Malley Main Stage productions as well as be a Stage Manager and an Assistant Director for the Conservatory’s other productions.

When back home, Em loves teaching at PSPA and choreographing for the Dance Team. She hopes to inspire the love of dance & performing in the younger generations the way her teachers did for her.

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