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Charles Martin

Charles Martin received his primary training at the Western Oklahoma Ballet Academy in Clinton, Oklahoma. He also studied on scholarship at the American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensives in New York. He joined Kansas City Ballet in the fall of 2007 and danced with the company for 11 seasons, performing leading roles in works by Twyla Tharp, Jessica Lang, José Limón, Val Caniparoli, and George Balanchine, among others. He has also danced with Robert Dekkers’ Post:Ballet in San Francisco, Owen/Cox Dance Group in Kansas City, Remix touring Austria, and as a character artist with Oklahoma City Ballet. Martin’s choreography has been performed by Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Ballet II, and Kansas City Youth Ballet; Quixotic Performance Fusion; Remix touring Austria; Oklahoma City Ballet’s Studio Company, Trainees, and Youth Ballet; and several Regional Dance America companies. He is also a répétiteur, staging works for professional companies, including Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery for Nashville Ballet and Penny Saunders’ Ghost Light for Dayton Ballet, to name a few. Charles has taught at the Regional Dance America/Northeast Festival, The Glenda Brown Choreography Project, the Lorraine Cranford Summer Dance Workshop, and at Kansas City Ballet’s and Oklahoma City Ballet’s Summer Intensives, in addition to guest teaching for many schools and pre-professional companies. Martin is currently on staff for Stars of Tomorrow International, teaching in schools across Austria, and on faculty with the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School. Mr. Martin is an ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 5.