Marques Murphy - Viewers' Choice October 2017

I dance at Synergy Performing Arts Academy and study tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and acro. I have been dancing for seven years and participating in competitions for six years.  I would like to acknowledge Sydney McBride and Rosalyn Miller.

“Love Again” is the second solo I have ever done, the first contemporary.  This dance routine has allowed me to grow as a dancer.  I am getting older and learning to dance different styles.  I was awarded seven different titles in the 2016-2017 dance season at several different dance competitions for this routine.  In this particular video, I won the title Mr. Teen Starquest in Pittsburgh. At Starquest Nationals, I was second place for Mr. Teen Starquest, and it was still a rewarding experience.  

I enjoy making new friends and learning more about dance at competitions. My mom inspires me to dance.  She is a cancer survivor and took me to my first dance lesson

I love being a student assistant at the dance studio.  I want to challenge myself to learn more dance techniques and improve on my weaknesses.  I would like to join a dance company or attend college in a dance program after high school, and afterwards become a math teacher.