Paul Martin

photo by Nadine Latief

Paul began his dance training in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa under Hank and Beth Adams of The Pointe Academy. He performed in various productions, such as The Nutcracker and Peter Pan,  with Iowa Dance Theatre and The Pointe Academy Dance Ensemble. To broaden his technique and further his education, he attended Summer intensive programs with Kansas City Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory, San Francisco Ballet, and Ballet Austin. After high school graduation, Paul trained with The Kansas City Ballet School under School Director Grace Holmes, and his efforts culminated in a performance opportunity with Kansas City Ballet II. He then joined Ballet Austin's apprentice company in 2015 and spent the following two years developing his artistry under Artistic Director Stephen Mills. Following his apprenticeship, Paul was promoted to Ballet Austin's main company and joined for the 2017/18 season. Notable and favorite performances include, Stephen Mills' Touch and Romeo and Juliet, Michelle Thompson's Planets, Jennifer Hart's Spaces, and Nelly van Bommel's Snow White. Paul enjoys diversifying his movement in ballet and contemporary dance and looks forward to his first performance with Performa/Dance.

photo by Nadine Latief