Meet the Dancers: Shela Murphy

Shela Murphy, FBP trainee
Shela Murphy, FBP trainee

Originally from Worcester, Mass., Shela began her training at Performing Arts School of Worcester and later, Ballet Arts Worcester. From there, she was accepted into the Kirov Academy of Ballet where she trained for three years, under the direction of Lyubov Fominich, Marianna Lobanova, Elena Tenchikova and graduated in May, 2012. She attended summer programs at Boston Ballet, Kirov Academy of Ballet, Miamy City Ballet, and most recently, Festival Ballet Providence, where she was accepted as a trainee. This is her first season with FBP.

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2 days until AGON & ORCHIS

FBP company dancer Jennifer Richie in Orchis rehearsal. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.
FBP company dancer Jennifer Ricci in Orchis rehearsal. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.

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3 days until AGON & ORCHIS

FBP company dancers Mindaugas Bauzys and Vilia Putrius in Agon rehearsal. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.
FBP company dancers Mindaugas Bauzys and Vilia Putrius in Agon rehearsal. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.

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4 days until AGON & ORCHIS

FBP apprentice Kirsten Evans and company dancer Ilya Burov in Orchis rehearsal. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.
FBP apprentice Kirsten Evans and company dancer Ilya Burov in Orchis rehearsal. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.

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5 days until AGON & ORCHIS

FBP company dancer Emily Loscocco (left) and apprentice Kirsten Evans in Agon rehearsal. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.
FBP company dancer Emily Loscocco (left) and apprentice Kirsten Evans in Agon rehearsal. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.

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Meet the Dancers: Tess Lane

Tess Lane, FBP trainee
Tess Lane, FBP trainee

From Lenox, Massachusetts, Tess began studying at Albany Berkshire Ballet and later at Studio One under Darrell Pucciarello. At age 16 she was accepted into Walnut Hill School of the Arts and trained there for a year. She furthered her training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and most recently Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Dance. During her time in NYC, she studies under Gelsey Kirkland, Alexandra Lawler, and Leslie Browne. Tess has attended summer programs at Walnut Hill, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Ballet Austin, and Festival Ballet Providence. This is her first season with the company.

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6 days until AGON & ORCHIS

FBP company dancers Mindaugas Bauzys and Vilia Putrius in Orchis rehearsal.
FBP company dancers Mindaugas Bauzys and Vilia Putrius in Orchis rehearsal.

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7 days until AGON & ORCHIS

FBP company dancer Ruth Whitney in rehearsal for Agon. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.
FBP company dancer Ruth Whitney in rehearsal for Agon. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.

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8 days until AGON & ORCHIS

FBP company in rehearsal for Orchis. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin
FBP company in rehearsal for Orchis. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin

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9 days until AGON & ORCHIS

FBP company dancers Mindaugas Bauzys and Vilia Putrius in rehearsal for Orchis. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.
FBP company dancers Mindaugas Bauzys and Vilia Putrius in rehearsal for Orchis. Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.

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