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About Heidi Murr…

Heidi Murr is a Pittsburgh-based dance artist and Founding/Artistic Director of MURRdance. Heidi holds a BFA in Dance magna cum laude from The Ohio State University, where she studied under renown artists including Bebe Miller and Eddie Taketa. While in school, Heidi spent her summers interning with Pittsburgh CLO and her winters studying with Doug Varone and Dancers.

Currently residing in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Heidi is performing with local dance companies Exhalations Dance Theater and Courdance. and is the resident Modern Dance Teaching Artist at Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School.

In fall of 2017, Heidi founded MURRdance and made it’s premiere in Millennium Pittsburgh’s Ascendance Choreography Festival. Since, MURRdance has traveled to partnering cities Philadelphia, Chicago, and Richmond to share What I Know About Living and was featured in RAW Artists’ Magnify this past year.



“I am inspired by my fears. I vow to make work from a place of authenticity. I create the work I’m afraid to make, with the questions I’m fearful to ask. My “fear of…” serves as my greatest tool for unlocking my movement intuition and creative mind. My “fear of…” is my key out of my mental capacity and into my bodily knowledge. And my choice to face my “fear of…” drives my choreographic process.

My art celebrates our greatness and revels in our messiness. It empathizes with human kind and brings light to the shadows we lack to acknowledge. My art is alive and colorful. My art is whole.”