Martita Abril is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist from Tijuana, México. She earned her BFA from San Diego State University and works with dance artists and companies throughout México, the U.S. and Ecuador, including projects and performances with Lux Boreal, Allyson Green Dance, Khosro Adibi, Will Rawls, Daria Fain, and Yanira Castro.
In 2011, she was a principle organizer for the Fronteras México project that focused on multi-disciplinary teaching via the arts at orphanages and marginalized areas of Tijuana, México. Martita was named a PECDA Scholar as a “Young Creator” by the State of Baja California and awarded the national FONCA 2012-2013 fellowship, a yearlong fellowship to pursue advanced scholarship abroad. Since relocating to New York in 2013, Martita was selected for the Fresh Tracks Residency at New York Live Arts and she was selected for the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program. Her work has been commissioned by New York Live Arts, and presented at Movement Research @ Judson Church, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), HERE Art Center, Mascher Space Co-op in Philadelphia, The Lumen Festival, and site-specifics throughout NYC. In 2014, she was awarded Outstanding Alumna by her alma mater. Martita was the Education & Operations Associate at the Trisha Brown Dance Company during 2013-2015 as well as a Production Assistant at Movement Research. In 2015 she was a mentor for the Immigrant Artist Program at NYFA and she has taken part of the MaSS MoCA program Assets For Artists 2014-2016. Artist website: www.martita-abril.org.