Mindy Murphy | Director – The Dance Authority Omaha NE
Mindy Murphy has been TDA’s Director since 2011, and began her dance training in Omaha over 20 years ago. She has been extensively trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern, & cheer/pom, and was a part of a National title winning Millard North cheerleading team in high school where she was a UCA All-Star and asked to be a part of the UCA staff. She then continued her education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Minor in Dance. UNL allowed for her involvement in numerous shows choreographed by artists from Twyla Tharp Dance Company, Diavolo and Ballet Hispanico, and Carol Mezzacappa from DanceConsort (New York City).
While at UNL she was also a part of the NIFL Lincoln Capitols Dancers. After finishing school she moved to Scottsdale, AZ for a promising career opportunity, and was lucky enough to continue her dance training as well. While in Arizona she danced with many industry professionals, taught at various studios, and took classes with the Phoenix Suns Dancers. Mindy moved back to Nebraska where she took over leadership of The Dance Authority’s Company team, and eventually became Owner / Director in 2011. In addition to the duties and responsibilities as a Director, Mindy is also one of the most experienced dance teachers in the Metro area.
To maintain her edge and stay current with dance technique, Mindy continues her dance education now by judging dance competitions and working with and learning from well-known dancers, choreographers and studios in Los Angeles– all of which introduces her to new, up and coming styles and genres of dance which has enriched her own personal style. Mindy loves that she gets to continue her love of dance through directing, teaching, and most importantly, inspiring her students. She feels very fortunate to continue her dance career with her husband Nick, her sons, Brixton and Beckam, and daughter Ava Pear.