Skip to main content

Mark Murphy

Dance Artist, Choreographer, Director, Designer


From day one, my time at [Trinity] Laban was a thrilling adventure - for I was that boy who had never done a formal dance class (until then) in his life. All great colleges, courses and tutors (too many to name) should embrace you in year one, be utterly inspirational in year two then fire you out like an ejector seat in year three. [Trinity] Laban, you didn’t disappoint!

Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy


Mark Murphy graduated in 1989 with a Diploma in Dance Studies. After graduating he founded V-Tol Dance Company, directing all of their work over the next ten years. He now creates world class theatre, outdoor spectacle and international ceremonies. As a director, writer and designer he has created some of the most innovative theatre and large scale events of the last twenty years. Highlights include the Baku 1st European Games Flame Capture Ceremony, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, the Opening Ceremony of the Global Skills and Education Forum Dubai, the live BBC1 broadcast The Preston Passion, the London 2012 Legacy Trust project Land Of Giants in Belfast, the Liverpool 08 and Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture Opening shows, as well as work for the Melbourne and Manchester Commonwealth Games, Walk The Plank, The National Theatre of Scotland, Northern Stage and the RSC. His latest project Out of this World is commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, MacRobert Arts Centre and Sadler’s Wells.

A Mark Murphy Project - WHAT I DO