Ashley Ferro-Murray

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First name: 
Ashley
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Ferro-Murray
Brief Bio: 

Ashley Ferro-Murray is a choreographer and a doctoral candidate in performance studies with a designated emphasis in new media at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation research focuses on media-based choreography and explores the importance of movement in the construction of bodies and identity in the digital age. Ferro-Murray has a forthcoming article in Media-N Journal and has published book reviews in The Drama Review and Dance Research Journal. She has also been a featured a contributor on -empyre- new media list serve and on In Media Res and Dancers Using Technology blogs. Ferro-Murray has given talks at The University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Cornell University as well as at conferences including The Society for Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research and Dance, Performance Studies International, American Society for Theater Research, and Digital Media and Learning. Ferro-Murray’s choreography has been produced by Cornell University, University of California, Berkeley, The Milk Bar in Oakland, CA, and ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose, CA.

Full Bio: 

Ashley Ferro-Murray is a doctoral candidate in performance studies with a designated emphasis in new media at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation research focuses on media-based choreography and explores the importance of movement in the construction of bodies and identity in the digital age. Ferro-Murray has a forthcoming article in Media-N Journal and has published book reviews in The Drama Review and Dance Research Journal. She has also been a featured a contributor on -empyre- new media list serve and on In Media Res and Dancers Using Technology blogs. Ferro-Murray has given talks at The University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Cornell University as well as at conferences including The Society for Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research and Dance, Performance Studies International, American Society for Theater Research, and Digital Media and Learning. As a choreographer, Ferro-Murray uses movement to resist and reuse ordinary technologies toward re-conceiving issues of access and interaction in performance. Her choreography has been produced by Cornell University, University of California, Berkeley, The Milk Bar in Oakland, CA, and ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose, CA.