Ellen ‘Birdy’ Murray
Ellen has been in love with Lindy Hop since she first learned the steps in a friend’s living room in 1998. Since then, she has taught classes all over the United States and traveled all over the world to dance. Most recently, Ellen performed in Thomas Marek’s DRAMA: Love Songs and Other Jazz in Hamburg, Germany.
Since first learning swing, Ellen has been eager to soak up all things Jazz. She not only has studied the dances of the Jazz era for the last 14 years, she has also studied the history. While living in New Orleans, Ellen has been able to see history come to life. Ellen is particularly fond of her time performing in a monthly Variety Show which was produced by Mia Goldsmith, Meschiya Lake, and Laura Manning.
When Ellen isn’t dancing she’s listening to great Jazz, traveling the world, or sharing a cup of coffee with friends.