Jamie Murray started training with Everett when she competed as a member of the Junior National Tap Team in 2010. The following year she became a member of Everett’s Sr. Tap Company where she performed in many of Bringing Tap Back’s shows including the triple feature Lights and Sound, Tap Love Connection and Tap Water. She continued to train with Everett at Bringing Tap Back until she graduated from the high school arts program at Eastwood Collegiate Institute in 2014. Jamie’s experience at Bringing Tap Back helped her learn and grow immensely as a performer. She is very thankful for all the training that she received from Everett!
Through her training with Everett and her other performance experiences, Jamie knew that she wanted to pursue performing for her career. With this in mind she applied to multiple post secondary Musical Theatre training programs. When she was one of 28 people accepted into the Pace School of the Performing Arts Musical Theatre program in NYC, she made the decision to follow her dreams and attend university for Musical Theatre in the United States.
Jamie has been attending Pace University since the fall of 2014 and will graduate this spring with a Bachelor in Fine Art, Major in Musical Theatre, and Minor in Dance. She’s been a part of multiple productions while in school including, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music, “Mallory” in City of Angels, and “Kristine” in A Chorus Line (where she performed the original Broadway choreography). Jamie also had the opportunity to assistant choreograph City of Angels.
While at school in the United States, Jamie has been keeping in touch with the Canadian musical theatre industry during the summer. Right out of high school, Jamie became a member of the Confederation Centre of the Art’s Young Company at the Charlottetown Festival in Prince Edward Island. In the Young Company she performed the show We Are Canadian alongside other post secondary students and trained with the Charlottetown Festival main stage professionals. After her experiences in the Young Company in 2014 and 2015, Jamie went on to become a member of the Charlottetown Festival main stage company in the summer’s of 2016 and 2017. In the main company she performed in Mamma Mia as well as Anne of Green Gables where she understudied the role of “Anne”.
Jamie is looking forward to graduating in the Spring. She’s excited to see what post graduation brings, and can’t wait to explore performance opportunities in New York City as well as back home in Canada!