Francisco Martinez

College Division

College Division: 

  • Ballet Technique, Ballet

Contact Information

Contact Information

Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Danced with Compania Nacional de Danza (Spain) and Ballet Royal de Wallonie (Belgium), performing works of Petipa, Fokine, Balanchine, Kylian, Van Manen, Duato, Nebrada, Alonso, and Sokolow, among others. Rehearsal director for Ballet Hispanico of New York, 1996-2000. Guest teacher for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, BJM Danse-Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance
Theater, Compania Nacional de Danza, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Has staged works by Vicente Nebrada, Hans Van Manen, Jiri Kilian, and Nacho Duato; choreographed works for Boston Ballet School and Boston Ballet II, San Francisco Ballet Trainee program, Marymount Manhattan College, Ailey-Fordham B.F.A. program, Ballet Hispanico School, and Arts Umbrella in Vancouver. Has been a faculty member of Sarah Lawrence College, the Ailey School, Marymount Manhattan College, Long Island U., Jacob's Pillow Educational program, Boston Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, Peridance, Ballet Academy East, Joyce Theater Educational Program, 92nd Street Y, and Dance Masters of America.

Degrees and Studies

Trained at the National Ballet School in Spain, the Maria de Avila Dance School, and with Victor Ullate. Degree in ballet from the Royal Conservatory of Dance in Madrid; graduate of the Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, N.Y.C. Certified Hatha Yoga instructor in Ashtanga Vinyasa.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2009.