Joined KCB in 2007

Charles Martin received his primary ballet training from Penny Askew at the Western Oklahoma Ballet Academy in Clinton, Oklahoma. He also studied intensively at the American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet School in New York, and the Glenda Brown Choreography Project in Austin and Kansas City. He has performed extensively with the Western Oklahoma Ballet Theatre in addition to guest performances with Allegro Ballet of Houston, Texas, and Remix Dance Group touring Austria. Mr. Martin has also had 12 choreographic works selected for the Regional Dance America/Southwest Festival concerts, two receiving special recognition from the Monticello Foundation. He has taught at Summer Intensives in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Clinton, Oklahoma, Victoria and Denton, Texas. With Kansas City Ballet, he has been featured in soloist roles in Brahms Paganini, Piano Concerto #2, Lambarena, Concerto Grosso, As Time Goes By, Nine Sinatra Songs, A Solo in Nine Parts, The Moor’s Pavane, the Friar in Romeo & JulietCommon People, Huck Finn in Tom Sawyer, Renfield in Dracula, The White Rabbit in Alice (in wonderland), and Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle.

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