Graeme Murphy (Australia)

Stage Director and Choreographer


Graeme Murphy has danced with The Australian Ballet, Sadler’s Wells Ballet (London), and Ballets Félix Blaska (France). As the artistic director of Sydney Dance Company over a 31-year tenure, he created more than 50 works, including 30 full-length productions. His directing and choreographic credits include Metamorphosis, Turandot, Salome, The Trojans, and Aida (Opera Australia); Ainadamar (Adelaide Festival of Arts); Beyond Twelve, Nutcracker-The Story of Clara, Swan Lake, Firebird, The Silver Rose, Romeo & Juliet, and The Narrative of Nothing (The Australian Ballet); Tivoli (Sydney Dance Company/Australian Ballet co-production); Hua Mulan (Sydney Dance Company/Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble co-production); Die Silberne Rose (Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich); Water (Shanghai Ballet); Forty Miles–A River of Dreams (Tasdance); and Embodied (Mikhail Baryshnikov). He also choreographed Death in Venice (Canadian Opera Company); Samson et Dalila (The Metropolitan Opera); the movie Mao’s Last Dancer and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Love Never Dies. OdM debut. In 2012, he was awarded the Order of Australia.

Opéra de Montréal

OdM debut.