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Meet choreographer Stephanie Martinez

By February 3, 2020 One Comment

Verb Ballets was thrilled to welcome sought after choreographer Stephanie Martinez to studio last week. Her versatility expands the boundaries of contemporary ballet movement language with original creations for Charlotte Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Sacramento Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Kansas City Ballet, Dance Kaleidoscope, Kansas City Dance Festival, Moving Arts Cincinnati, and National Choreographers Initiative among others, . In 2014, Martinez received a “Winning Works: Choreographers of Color” award from The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Stephanie Martinez mounted Wandering On, originally commissioned by Eugene Ballet in 2017 on the company. The work is inspired by the Sanskrit word Samsara that translates as “wandering through the constant cycle”.This work will make its Cleveland premiere on February 8, 2020 at The Breen Center on a program of all female choreographers.

Don't miss the company premiere!

4X4: Four Works by Female Choreographers
February 8, 2020 8pm at The Breen Center for the Performing Arts

Stephanie Martinez

Chicago based choreographer and 3Arts Award winner Stephanie Martinez creates environments which captivate, connect, and move her audiences along a journey guided by the kinetic momentum of her work. With original creations for Charlotte Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Sacramento Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Kansas City Ballet, Dance Kaleidoscope, Kansas City Dance Festival, Moving Arts Cincinnati, National Choreographers Initiative among others, her versatility expands the boundaries of contemporary ballet movement language. Stephanie’s choreography has been featured in collegiate dance departments across the country, featuring Point Park University, and Boston Conservatory. In 2010, she assisted Broadway legend Ann Reinking in setting the Fosse Trilogy, and in 2015 was awarded The Joffrey Ballet’s “Winning Works: Choreographers of Color” commission. Stephanie’s psychological, revelatory works will challenge the viewer’s notion of what is possible.