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Rhonda Murray

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Phone: 864.282.3736

Fax: 864.282.3743

Location: C-113

Rhonda Allen-Murray received her early training in Auckland, New Zealand, and upon her arrival in the United States continued her dance training at the Dallas Ballet Academy and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She studied with master teachers such as Flemming and Vivi Flindt of the Royal Danish Ballet, Dennis Marshall, Lily Weiss, Milton Myers, Max Stone and Anna Donovan. In 1990 she joined Ballet Dallas as a soloist, and later danced as a principal for both the New Jersey Ballet and Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, North Carolina. Throughout her career she has worked with many world-class artists such as Christopher Wheeldon, Elaine Kudo, Johann Renvall, Keith Roberts, and Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Her numerous leading roles include such ballets as Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Giselle, La Bayadere, Flower Festival de Gennaro, La Fille Mal Gardee, Robert North’s Death and the Maiden and Entre Dos Aguas , Balanchine’s Serenade, Valse Fantasie and Who Cares?,  Johann Renvall’s Tango, and Christopher Wheeldon’s Movement Poem. She has also performed in a gala performance for Prince Charles and Princess Diana with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, appeared in The Nutcracker on NBC’s Today Show and proudly danced with other artists in a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids benefit. In addition, she originated one of the leading roles in Elaine Kudo’s Hush Little Baby, which appeared on PBS’s Great Performances. Ms. Allen-Murray is currently pursuing a degree as a Physical Therapist's Assistant.