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A native to the city, Ms. Martin began  her training at the age of three with Pittsburgh Performing Arts Theater and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. She was accepted into many summer intensive programs with scholarships which included  American Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Chautauqua Ballet, Ms. Martin received a scholarship at the age of 16 to begin her collegiate career early. Graduating with a B.A. in Dance and a Minor in Art Therapy from Mercyhurst University, she went on to perform with SoMarDance Works and Lake Erie Ballet. Ms. Martin then moved to Philadelphia where she had the opportunity to dance with Philadanco and D2 under the direction of Joan Myers Brown and Donald Lungsford.  With passion rooted in classical and contemporary ballet she began training with Koresh Dance Company under Roni Koresh and Melissa Rector, and The Rock School with Eva Greiner Szabo and Andrew Parker.  Returning to Pittsburgh, Ms. Martin also danced and performed with Texture Contemporary Ballet. Teaching throughout the Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Ohio area, a Vaganova syllabus in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Horton, Contemporary Modern and tap, she now begins her eighth year teaching at Point Park University as an Adjunct Professor. Ms. Martin continues to educate herself in the quality of instruction and presentation of all dance forms. She takes great pride in her students and their accomplishments.