Priscilla Nathan-Murphy – Ballet Instructor
Originally from Singapore, Priscilla Nathan-Murphy received her classical ballet training in the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabi and has also been trained in oriental dance mudras, modern dance and jazz. Ms. Nathan-Murphy has a certification from the British Royal Academy of Dance in teaching and has acquired a Teaching License Diploma from the British Association of Teachers of Dance. She has also completed a teachers’ seminar and course in the Cechetti method in London.
Priscilla brings the experience of more than 35 years of teaching: a 30 year tenure at Houston Ballet, which included an appointment to Principal of the Pre-School and Lower School Divisions, as well as 20 years of teaching at The High School For The Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, Texas.
Priscilla also has extensive experience in teaching workshops within the United States, Australia, China, Germany, Singapore, Japan and Barbados in areas of classical ballet, modern, improvisation, creative movement, to movement efficiency and teacher workshops. She has conducted workshops for international academic and educational organizations and provided guidance, creation and review of several syllabi for various establishments including Houston Ballet.
As a performer, Priscilla worked with various dance companies in Singapore and the U.S. to a Soloist level and as a choreographer she has created over 50 works for various companies and organizations including Houston Ballet II, Texas Ballet Theater (Summer Session), Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, University of Belhaven, several commissions for Texas Contemporary Dance Festival, Yoshikawa Dance Academy (Japan), Hubbard Street II and numerous works for The High School of Performing and Visual Arts to name a few.
In recognition of her performing, teaching and choreographic expertise, Priscilla has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships throughout her career.
PPA is honored to have Ms. Nathan-Murphy bring her vast experience and expertise to our dancers.