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That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Sep 14, 2021

Before she became known as Hollywood’s go-to stunt woman for top box office films and television, Kimberly Shannon Murphy had a love of dance and gymnastics as a child. Her interests expanded into acrobatics when she joined AntiGravity in New York City touring the world as a silk and hammock aerial performing artist. Today, she shares with us how she was able to break into the entertainment business through commercial dance work when she booked her first ever audition breakdancing in an Old Navy commercial. From there, she made herself known by reaching out to reputable stunt coordinators in the industry and was able to form long term working relationships that lead her to double for some of Hollywood’s biggest female stars, Uma Therman, Cameron Diaz, Kaitlin Olson, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie and Blake Lively, just to name a few.

Today, she breaks down the nuts and bolts of the stunt industry by walking us through the booking process for stunt performers, the role that SAG plays in ensuring their safety and well-being on set, and the importance of knowing your camera angles in performance. She emphasizes that above all, training and persistence is what will build you a long lasting successful career. For her, that hard work has resulted in over 100 credits to show over the course of her 15 year career.

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