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Nina Martin’s choreography and master teaching have been presented in New York City, the US, and abroad including Russia, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Lithuania, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Venezuela, Mexico, and Japan.  Performance credits include Lower Left Performance Collective (, David Gordon Pick-Up Company, Mary Overlie, Deborah Hay, Martha Clarke, Simone Forti, PBS Dance in America Beyond the Mainstream program dancing in a section featuring Steve Paxton and Contact Improvisation. Martin also was a member artist of Channel Z with Paul Langland, Diane Madden, Stephen Petronio, Randy Warshaw, and Robin Feld. 


Martin has received funding for her work from the National Endowment for the Arts through six choreography fellowships, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Joyce-Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Meet the Composer/ Choreographer Grant, Irvine Foundation (CA), Texas Commission on the Arts, and others. She was a founding member of Channel Z (NYC), New York Dance Intensive, and Lower Left . She has served on the faculties of UCLA's Department of World Art and Cultures and New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing. 


Presently she is a board president of Marfa Live Arts, which hosts the March 2 Marfa and Dance Ranch Marfa Performance Labs in Far West Texas, and associate professor at TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance (  Martin completed her PhD at Texas Woman’s University.


ReWire—Dancing States and Ensemble Thinking are dance systems initially conceived by Nina Martin and further developed with the Lower Left Performance Collective.

Nina Martin Vita
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