About the Work

murisa_HarbaTuesdays 3-6
Classes held in the Villa Studio
Contact Murisa Harba (201)370-5050murisa@about-the-work.com

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”


About Murisa Harba

“I live to push boundaries. I find comfort in the uncomfortable. I seek out the “new.” New situations, new combinations, new challenges, anything that will allow me to step out of my comfort zone and prove to myself that I can do something I have never done before and in so doing, prove to others that they can too.”
— Murisa Harba


For quite some time, Murisa yearned for that conservatory atmosphere that provides a safe work place for the actor, with constant encouragement to reach outside of one’s comfort zone and continues to challenge the artist, always resetting the bar. That is how ABOUT THE WORK came to be.

Murisa Harba received her BFA in Theatre Studies from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts with a minor in dance. With countless years of vocal and dance training in addition to her theatre degree, she moved to Manhattan where she performed and toured in shows such as Sweet Charity, Amadeus, The Rivals and ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Roadtrip. She also directed, co-created, produced, choreographed and acted in an original play, WHITE RABBIT, which premiered at the Huntington Theatre in Boston and completed a successful 4 week run at the Bailiwick Theatre in Chicago. Murisa also choreographed music videos for artists such as Derek James with Top Right Corner Productions, Billy Bob Earl with Four Minute Mile Productions and most recently, Grammy nominated artist, globally acclaimed DJ and audio architect Paul van Dyk.

Murisa went on to compete in International Latin and American Smooth Ballroom around the U.S. and Europe for five years before she landed in LA, where she currently resides and is pursuing a career in film and dance. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2008, Murisa has found success acting in projects such as the new Jamie Kennedy filmLost and Found in Armenia, which just premiered in November of 2012.  Murisa had the pleasure of starring as the lead in Singer/Songwriter Kyle Puccia’s ‘Broken People’ Music Video as well as the film Carefully Descending and new animated project Last Days: Ante Diem. Later this year, Murisa will collaborate with Then What Films Productions and is set to star on new feature Upstairs, written and directed by Alison Mason and will shoot end of 2013.

Murisa taught acting at the Will Wallace Acting Company in Hollywood from 2011-2012 and has been a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild since 2008. She continues to teach Cold Reading, Comedy and Drama classes at the SAG Conservatory, which she has enjoyed doing since the fall of 2011.

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