Donna Goffredo Murray
Donna (Goffredo) Murray is a choreographer, director, writer, and educator, and is the creator of Ballet’s Child, an evening-length, interdisciplinary, contemporary ballet documenting a young dancer’s recovery from an eating disorder. After earning a BA from the University of Maryland and an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Murray directed her namesake dance company based in New York City for twelve years, before relocating to Florida in 2011. While in Florida, her choreography has been commissioned by Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami and Ballet Palm Beach, and has been presented by Dance/USA, National Dance Education Organization, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, International Ballet Festival of Miami, Florida Dance Education Organization, Duncan Theater, South Miami-Dade Performing Arts Center and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. In 2017, Murray’s choreography premiered at the Goyang International Dance Festival in South Korea, where she also served as a guest artist at Yeungnam University. Murray is a founder and former director of The Dancers’ Space, a member of the board of directors of the Florida Dance Education Organization, and a guest artist at Palm Beach Atlantic University. In 2019, Murray joined the Palm Beach Daily News as a dance critic. Most recently in 2020, Murray was awarded one of the first Artist Innovation Fellowships from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.