Mr. Martinez career in dance spans 45 years as a student, professional dancer, choreographer and instructor. His education in dance includes training at University of Arizona, Texas Christian University, with additional education in New York City at the Nikolais/Louis, Martha Graham Dance Studios and The Harkness Ballet. He has taught at LACHSA, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Long Beach, joined the faculty at Dance Conservatory of Pasadena in 2011 and for the past 15 years continues to direct the dance program at Occidental College. A sought-after artist-in-the classroom, Mr. Martinez has taught elementary school children the art of improvisation and choreography for the past 26 years throughout all of the counties that comprise Southern California.
He founded Francisco Martinez Dancetheatre in 1981