The Marsh Studio offers aerial act creation retreats, workshops, classes and performances for aerial artists of all levels and aspirations.
Local trapeze classes are offered on a weekly basis, gentle exercise for every age group.
The Marsh Studio is a venue for performance arts…aerial dance, theater, modern dance, and music. The architecture of the space and serenity of nature surrounding the studio create an atmosphere of intimacy and beauty
Retreats give guidance to those who want to deepen their performance art and their intuitive skills for creating aerial dance, culminating in an opportunity to perform a solo which emerged from the days spent here.
Our beautiful location in coastal Georgia serves as the perfect environment for immersing yourself in artistry.

Please join us at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at Darien’s Marsh Studio,

Susan Murphy and Don Carson welcome back aerialists from Athens, Georgia’s Canopy Studio!

Canopy Reunion IV at the Marsh Studio

When: 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9

Cost: $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under

Reservations are available online See the form below or call 912-437-3755 or email for more information.

Golf cart ferrying from Blue Heron Lane.

Athens, Georgia’s Canopy Studio Repertory Company, a group of aerialists who perform professionally, will be returning to our Marsh Studio in Darien, GA on June 9 for what’s become an annual reunion with me, the founder of Canopy.  About a dozen of the current company will offer pieces on dance trapeze, rope, aerial silks, lyra and other apparatus.  As part of our performance tradition, I will collaboratively create (the day before!) a piece on a special piece of apparatus with several company members.

This is a performance not to be missed!  Full of heart, talent and innovation!  (As lovely as this flyer is, make no mistake. The performance takes place in our comfortable air conditioned studio.)


Susan Murphy

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Welcome to The Marsh Studio where Susan Murphy and Don Carson together have created an Authentic Aerial Theater and Training Center like no other. Performances, Retreat Workshops and Personal One -on-One Training Classes are offered. Weekly exercise classes with gentle movement therapy are also offered.

Located just outside of historic Darien, GA on the beautiful coastal marshlands. A quick hour and fifteen minutes from the Jacksonville International airport and just fifty-five minutes from the Savannah International airport.  The Brunswick, GA regional airport that is serviced by Delta airlines is a quick 25 minute drive.

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“And this was my true task, to be the music of the body. For truly the body needs a song, a spirit, a soul. And no less, to make this work the soul has need of a body, and I am both of the earth and I am of the inexplicable beauty of heaven where I fly so easily, so welcome, yes…” Mary Oliver

Our Laurels

These are from our students and professionals that have attended workshops and retreats at Marsh Studio.

Throughout Susan’s workshop, I had moments of extreme peace and serenity as though everything else had melted away. Letting myself dive into the emotions we were trying to convey through movement took away all fears and inhibitions about performing. That has taught me to simply move in that moment.

Sarah Johns


“Susan can turn a stale space into a whole new learning environment. I was stuck and Susan allowed me to unfold and nurture my true movement. Working with Susan reminded me that the roots of movement begin inside and work their way out to the limbs. This was a great accompaniment to my aerial training and taking the next step in creating my own choreography.”

Alissa Lynn Feller
New England Center for Circus Arts

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