December 14, 2018
Gillian Murphy to Take Maternity Leave
Gillian Murphy in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo: Gene Schiavone.
American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Gillian Murphy has announced her maternity leave. She and her husband, former ABT Principal Dancer Ethan Stiefel, are expecting their first child in June 2019.
Ms. Murphy, who joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996, will not perform on the Company’s National Tour or during the 2019 Metropolitan Opera House season, but plans to return to the Company in the Fall.