Mr. Martin, from Clinton, Oklahoma, trained with Penny Askew at Western Oklahoma Ballet Academy and also performed extensively with its affiliated pre-professional Regional Dance America company, Western Oklahoma Ballet Theatre.  He studied on scholarship in New York City at both the Joffrey School and American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensives, and he was named an ABT National Training Scholar from 2009-2011.  He continued his training at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, where he performed with both Houston Ballet and Houston Ballet II.  He then danced with Ballet Quad Cities for one season before joining Oklahoma City Ballet in 2013.  He was promoted to Soloist in 2016.  With Oklahoma City Ballet Mr. Martin has been featured as the title role in Paul Vasterling’s Peter Pan, The Champion Roper in Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, Benvolio in Robert Mills’ Romeo & Juliet, The Jester in Mills’ Swan Lake, Hans/The Nutcracker in Mills’ The Nutcracker, and Puck in Mills’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  His repertoire includes works by Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Stanton Welch, Helen Pickett, Toni Pimble, and Amy Seiwert, and he has created roles in new works by Matthew Neenan, Brian Enos, Ma Cong, and Robert Mills.  Mr. Martin is an American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum Fellowship Teacher, certified in Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum, who has successfully presented students for examinations.  He teaches in both the Pre-Professional and Community Divisions of The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School.

 

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