Tina Martin (Owner/Ballet)
FDC is owned and operated by Tina Martin, who danced professionally as a principal and soloist for Richmond Ballet and Ballet Florida as well as a guest artist for Tulsa Ballet and Ballet West. In her career she danced over 100 roles including Serenade, Who Cares?, Apollo, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Coppelia, and Agnes DeMille’s Rode as well as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Titania in Mid-Summer Nights Dream, Anne in Anne Frank, Marguerite in Lady of the Camellias and the Sacrifice in The Rite of Spring. She also danced the principle roles in Firebird, StepText, Allegro, Ash, Tchaikovsky Pas de deux, Smile with my Heart, Lambarena, Elemental Brubeck, to name a few. She had the great honor of working with choreographers like Lar Lubovitch, Val Canaporoli, Mauricio Wainrot, Trey McIntyre and Sean Lavery as well as titans of the dance world Fredrick Franklin, Judy Fugate, and Suki Shore. The highlight of her career was in 2007, Mauricio Wainrot selected Martin to perform his piece The Rite of Spring in Moscow at the prestigious Bolshoi Theatre for the Benois de la dance. Then in 2008, she was invited to perform in Caracas, Venezuela for the Viva Nebrada Gala.