KAIROS Dance Theater’s work would not be possible without the support, skill, and dedication of the following individuals:
Jayne Murphy has been working in theaters for over 30 years. She has worked in Ireland, Russia, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, South Africa, and across the US with many different dance and theater companies. She toured internationally with the National Theatre of the Deaf for five years as interpreter and company/stage manager. In Johannesburg, South Africa, Jayne oversaw the construction of a new venue, The Dance Factory, which to this day is still the center of dance in the city. For six years, she trained township youth here on all aspects of theater work, giving many of them the skills that launched their own careers. Jayne has also worked at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA since 1993 in a vital management and maintenance capacity. A few of the many companies and choreographers Jayne has worked with and managed over the years include: Prometheus Dance, Nicola Hawkins, EgoArt, Danny Swain, Anna Myer & Dancers, Falling Flight Project, Danny McCusker Dance, Wendy Jehlen/Anikai, Brian Crabtree, Marcus Schulkind, Christine Bennett, and David Parker.
[Assistant to the Directors]
Jonathan Taylor is a New York-based theater artist and a 2014 graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Arts. He has trained and worked as an actor, director, aerialist, physical theater artist, and teacher, and is excited to embark on the next phase of his career. KAIROS has proved to be a wonderful home for his artistic endeavors, where he assists the directors with rehearsal management, administration, and more.
Sarah Thorne is from Simsbury, CT where she danced from age 9 at Terpsichore Dance and Theater Company under the direction of Melissa Jean, studying tap, ballet, jazz, and pointe. She also participated in musicals as a dancer for Annie Jr, Fiddler on the Roof Jr., Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, Pippin, West Side Story, and Bye Bye Birdie at Simsbury High School under the direction of Dr. Stuart Younse. Sarah is currently a dance minor at BU, studying modern, jazz, ballet, choreography, and improvisation. She is very excited to be working with KAIROS!