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Monday, 21 June 2010 10:59

Mary Murphy to Guest Star in Select Cities in BURN THE FLOOR




The producers of BURN THE FLOOR have announced that Mary Murphy of FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” will appear as a guest star in select cities during the 2010-11 US tour of the Broadway smash hit. She will be partnered with ballroom champion Vaidas Skimelis for these appearances.

Currently Mary Murphy is scheduled to appear in the San Jose and San Diego engagements of BURN THE FLOOR. “SYTYCD” winners and finalists Robbie Kmetoni, Ashleigh Di Lello & Ryan Di Lello, Karen Hauer, and Janette Manrara will be joining her on stage during these engagements as featured dancers. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Mary Murphy made her Broadway debut earlier this year in BURN THE FLOOR.  Best known for her enthusiastic and emotional judging style on “So You Think You Can Dance,” Mary gained notoriety and earned fans as the “Queen of Scream.”  She is a US Ballroom Dance Champion and an Austrian National 10-dance and Ballroom Champion.  In addition to owning Champion Ballroom Academy in San Diego, Mary is a partner in the “Chance to Dance” program in the San Diego area school district, helping provide dance classes to children unable to afford lessons.

Years before Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance turned ballroom dancing into must-see TV, one sizzling show was setting stages ablaze around the globe.  BURN THE FLOOR, the electrifying Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular that has thrilled audiences in more than 30 countries, brings the fire and passion of their live performance to the stage.

BURN THE FLOOR is directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, former World Champion Latin and Ballroom dancer, and guest choreographer on the fourth season of So You Think You Can Dance

The San Jose and San Diego engagements are part of a 40 week national tour of BURN THE FLOOR. The tour kicks off in Portland, OR in September 2010. For casting and tour updates visit

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