Martin Austin was born and raised in San Francisco, California, where he began training at San Francisco Ballet at the age of 8. Martin graduated cum laude with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in dance and English through Fordham University’s partnership with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Among others, Martin has performed the works of Alvin Ailey, Ohad Naharin, Chuck Wilt, Brenda Way, Kimi Okada, KT Nelson, and Arturo Fernandez. Martin has extensive experience teaching dance to children, including modern technique and ballet Martin also does freelance dance education work with studios across the country and New York City families. Martin loves sharing his passion for dance and performance!