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Kathryn Mowat Murphy

Broadway and Equity National tours: Fosse (Steam Heat, Trumpet, Ann Reinking Dir), Chicago (Annie, Walter Bobbie Dir), Sweet Charity (Nickie, Wayne Cilento Choreographer), Pal Joey (Diane, Joe Mantello Dir, Graciela Daniele Choreo), A Chorus Line (Sheila, Mitzi Hamilton Dir) Regional Equity Theater: Steel Pier, A Chorus Line, (6 different productions as Cassie) with Baayork Lee, Kay Cole, Donna Drake Directors. Pre Broadway workshops: Eves Turn (Eve), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, (Ens) Off Broadway: NYMTF Plane Crazy (Shirley & assistant Choreographer), Camp Wanatachi (Aunty Jo). Television: NBC's "Saturday Night Live" with Antonio Banderas, "I Carly" (Nickelodeon).

Kat Co-Choreographed 'Milord' solo with Labyrinth Dance Company and performed in the Edinburgh Festival 2011. In the summer of 2012 she played Nickie in Sweet Charity and was associate choreographer with Randy Slovacek at the Lyric Theater, OK. Kat debuted and performed in her new piece 'Wounded but not Hurt' with four gloriously talented Broadway seasoned male dancers to critical acclaim in the 2013 performance of Dancers Over 40 'The Story of Our Lives'. 2013 Kat played Hunyak in Chicago and was associate Choreographer to Randy Slovacek at the Sacramento Music Circus, CA. Kat was one of the stars in Tricia Brouks new musical smash hit 'Committed'. This summer she was Laura (Larry) in A Chorus Line (11th time in the show) at Sacramento Music Circus. She was also associate choreographer.

Kat has her own Branded workout (katMoJAM™) She filmed her first video KatMoJAM 'The Beginning' May 2012 and it is available on her website. KatMoJAM has been featured in Shape Magazine and on 'The Better Show'

Kat has taught all over the world and was recently in Israel with wonderfully talented hard working dancers. She also has been guest teacher for the Summer Intensives At the school at Steps and American Academy of Ballet in Purchase College. Kat teaches a simple jazz, ballet based warm-up inspired by her many past teachers. She focuses on line and healthy technique. Kat keeps it flowing and constant so that the entire body is warmed up and ready for the combinations. She teaches her own choreography and repertoire from the Broadway shows she has performed in. She is also an acting coach, bringing out the actor in the dancer. Still being a performer herself, Kat understands what a student goes through in this business so she is intent on keeping the classroom a safe and fun, yet challenging environment.

Level intermediate to professional