Gene Murray began his early training with Adolphe Robiecheau in Boston, MA from 1956-1959. He then trained in New York with the Ballet Russ de Monte Carlo in the 1960’s under Leon Danielian and Perry Brunson. Other teachers Murray studied with were Igor Youskevitch and then later with Tatiana Babushkina (in Boston).
Murray has taught at multiple teaching institutions including Tatiana Babushkina Ballet School in Boston, MA from 1978-1980, Dancer’s Studio (Kennmore Square) from 1980-1982, Salem State College, and then opened his own Studio in Salem, MA The Gene Murray School where he taught students for 35 years.
Gene has been a part of many Dance Teacher Organizations, Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston, Maine Dance Teachers Association, N.A.D.A.A. (New York City) Hotel Roosevelt 1970’s, and Connecticut Dance Teachers.
Mr. Murray has extensive training in Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Ballroom as well as his training in Ballet and has preformed in multiple productions such as Arthur Murray Dance Party in the 1970’s on the Jackie Gleason T.V. Show, performing in National Co. of Guy’s and Dolls and Brigadoon, performances at the North Shore Music Theater and South Shore Music Tent. He starred in a night club act called Murray and Ayers in the Top Supper Clubs in the United States. His Jazz training is under Peter Geunaro. Gene’s tap training comes from Stanley Brown, June Taylor, Bill Gary, and George Foster.
Gene Murray recently closed the doors on his Gene Murray School of Dance after 35 years and has come to Boston Ballet School to teach in the Adult Dance Program.