Posts Tagged ‘Gillian Murphy’

Ethan Stiefel, Gillian Murphy Head to Royal New Zealand

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel, at home with their Abyssinian cat, Selah. (Photo Credit: Brian Harkin for The New York Times)

Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel, at home with their Abyssinian cat, Selah. (Photo Credit: Brian Harkin for The New York Times)

Dancer extraordinaire, Ethan Stiefel and his equally amazing fiancee`, Gillian Murphy are heading to New Zealand in preparation for Stiefel’s new gig as Artistic Director of Royal New Zealand Ballet. In The New York Times feature, Stiefel discusses both the transition and his plans for the company, along with the struggle of having to prepare their beloved “anti-travel” cat for the journey… Read more here.

Ethan Stiefel & Gillian Murphy to Wed

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Photo credit: James Whitehill

Photo credit: James Whitehill

Okay, ladies…get ready to swoon! During American Ballet Theatre’s gala this past Monday evening, Ethan Stiefel got down on bended knee and proposed to his long-time lady love, Gillian Murphy! {Psst… she said YES!}

We think this photo says it all, don’t you? ;) Congratulations, you two crazy love birds!

Royal New Zealand Ballet Scores ‘Rock Star’ Couple

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Photo courtesy Royal New Zealand Ballet

Photo courtesy Royal New Zealand Ballet

Oh.my.gosh! When I read this juicy piece of news, I about leaped out of my chair! Check it out:  “Two of the biggest names in the dance world are moving to Wellington in an unprecedented coup by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. American dancer Ethan Stiefel will become the company’s next artistic director, replacing Englishman Gary Harris, who finishes in December. Stiefel, who trained alongside Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov, will be accompanied by his partner, Gillian Murphy.” ~ Quote: The Dominion Post  Read the rest of the article here.

Isn’t that one of the most fantastically awesome things you’ve heard all week?! I’m so excited for them and cannot wait to see what’s in store for Royal New Zealand Ballet! Speaking of which, here’s their notice about the “changing of the guard”. :)