Stephanie Martinez: 'My Life As a Female, Latino Dance-Artist' March 1

Feb. 21, 2017

Stephanie Martinez: 'My Life As a Female, Latino Dance-Artist' March 1
Stephanie Martinez

The Department Of Dance in Webster Univesity’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts will host nationally renowned dancer, professional choreographer and master teacher Stephanie Martinez on Wednesday, March 1, from1-2:30 p.m. in the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance in the Loretto-Hilton Center.  The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

In the lecture/discussion, “My Life As a Female, Latino Dance-Artist,” Martinez will discuss her career in dance and in particular, her experience in the field as a Hispanic woman. Martinez’ lecture follows an 11:30 a.m. master class in the Loretto-Hilton Large Studio.

Martinez has traveled the country setting works on dance companies and university departments, in addition to many reputable ensembles local to her native Chicago. Martinez is an award-winning Chicago dance artist who began her career with over 30 years of professional performing experience. Then, in 2009 her choreographic debut, AviMar, for Luna Negra Dance Theatre’s 10th anniversary season, instantly secured her status as a sought-after dancemaker. Some of her performance credits include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Same Planet Different World, Ron De Jesus Dance, and River North Dance Chicago. She received Joffrey Ballet of Chicago’s "Winning Works: Choreographer of Color" Award in 2014. Upcoming commissions for Ms. Martinez include companies such as Ballet Hispanic, Sacramento Ballet and Eugene Ballet.

Stephanie Martinez: “My Life As a Female, Latino Dance-Artist”
Wednesday, March 1, from 1-2:30 p.m.
Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance, Loretto-Hilton Center
Webster University

Martinez’ lecture is co-sponsored by the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Webster Speakers Committee, International Languages and Culture Department, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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