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Erin Foreman-Murray Sr Professorial Lecturer Department of Performing Arts

Additional Positions at AU
Director, Dance Program
Degrees
MFA, Dance, Hollins University

Postgraduate Certificate, Choreography, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance

BFA, Dance, Temple University

Bio
Erin Foreman-Murray is a contemporary dance artist who focuses her creative research on improvisational performance practices. Her choreographic work has been presented by New Faces New Dances (Salzburg), Raw Matters (Vienna), Temple University, the Field, Here[begin] Dance, and in the Philly Fringe Festival. Erin built her early career as a freelance dancer and independent choreographer in Philadelphia, PA. There, she was one of the earliest collaborating members of the Mascher Space Cooperative, co-producing the first Fresh Juice performance series, and serving as the founding director of Philly Dance Cosmos. More recently, Erin served on the faculty and staff at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) in Salzburg, Austria, for three years. Erin is currently the Director of Dance at American University, where she co-wrote the curriculum for AU’s recently launched BA in Dance, winner of the Ann S. Ferren Curriculum Design Award (2018). Erin is currently working on a choreographic project titled Permeable Body. Erin graduated with an MFA in Dance from Hollins University/American Dance Festival. She also holds a post-graduate certificate in choreography from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in dance from Temple University.
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Teaching

Summer 2020

  • PERF-200 Dancing Body in a Moving World

Fall 2020

  • DNCE-050 Choreographic Laboratory

  • DNCE-213 Contemporary Dance II

Spring 2021

  • DNCE-114 Dance Improvisation

  • DNCE-175 Creative Practice

  • DNCE-313 Contemporary Dance III