Position: Assistant Professor, Dance; Coordinator of Musical Theatre Dance
Location: Shingleton Dance Space, Room 31
Phone: (540) 665-4920
Employed Since: 2015
B.F.A., New York University; M.F.A., Wilson College
Fields of Expertise:
- Musical Theatre Dance
- Jazz Dance
- Body Maintenance for Dancers
- Business for Artists Lectures
Shylo M. Martinez, Masters of Fine Arts graduate from Wilson College in Dance Choreography and Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from New York University in Dance. She is currently on faculty at Shenandoah Conservatory Shenandoah University as Visiting Assistant Dance Professor and Musical Theatre Dance Coordinator. Previously, she was on faculty at Frostburg State University as Director, Choreographer and Dance Professor for Musical Theatre Dance Studies and on faculty at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts High School as Artist-In-Residence. She was recently seen in the motion picture, Winterstale, as featured dancer working with Wayne Cilento. She performed on tour with the Broadway show Wicked as the Witch’s Mother and female swing covering 9 roles. And, she had the honor to work with Twyla Tharp in her Broadway production Movin Out as female swing and u/s lead role of Judy during the show’s World Tour.
She started her professional career in Hamburg, Germany performing Victoria in Cats at age 16, followed by the National touring production company in the United States and Canada. She was also asked to perform the role at many Regional Theatres, when she became a member of Actor’s Equity Association. Continuing her musical theatre career, she performed in West Side Story at theatres including Walnut Street Theatre and The Fulton Opera House during the show’s 50th Anniversary run. She also had the thrill of performing at Radio City Music Hall with the Christmas Spectacular in New York. Shylo has also performed for several Contemporary Ballet Companies; her favorites include Cherylyn Lavagino in NYC, Echo Park Contemporary Ballet in Washington, DC, and Baltimore Ballet in Maryland.
Shylo continues to share her gift with dancers all across the country through workshops and conventions.
Proud AEA and AGVA member
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