photo by Miriam Rosas

Martita Abril

Martita is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist from the border city of Tijuana, México. She earned her BFA from San Diego State University and has worked with dance artists and companies throughout México, the U.S. and Ecuador, including a number of projects and performances with Lux Boreal, Allyson Green Dance, Khosro Adibi, Cristina Baquerizo, Will Rawls, Daria Fain and Robert  Kocik, Yanira Castro Acanarytorsi, and Rebecca Davis. She was named a PECDA Scholar as a “Young Creator” by the State of Baja California and awarded the national FONCA 2012-2013 fellowship. Since relocating to New York in 2013, Martita was selected for the Fresh Tracks Residency at New York Live Arts and she was a mentor for the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program in 2015 and 2016. Her work has been commissioned by New York Live Arts, and presented at Movement Research at the Judson Church and Open Performance, New York Foundation for the Arts, HERE Arts Center, Mascher Space Co-op in Philadelphia, The Lumen Festival, and site-specifics throughout NYC. In 2014 SDSU named her Outstanding Alumna. Martita also served as the NYC Education Operations Associate for Trisha Brown Dance Company 2013-2015 and she currently serving her second year as a mentor for the Immigrant Artist Program at the New York Foundation for the Arts.