Position: Auxiliary Adjunct Lecturer, Jazz/Tap Dance
Location: Shingleton 31
Phone: (540) 665-4920
Employed Since: 2015
B.F.A., New York University
Shylo M. Martinez is currently on faculty at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts High School. She was recently seen in the movie Winterstale and performed on tour with Wicked as the Witch’s Mother and female swing. She is a proud New York University (NYU) graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Before, during, and after her time at NYU, she worked professionally for numerous companies all over the world. Martinez started her professional career in Hamburg, Germany performing Victoria in Cats, 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 anniversary run. She also had the opportunity to perform at Radio City Music Hall with the Christmas Spectacular. Martinez has also performed for several Contemporary ballet companies; her favorites include Cherylyn Lavagnino in New York City, Echo Park Contemporary Ballet in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore Ballet. She had the honor to work with Twyla Tharp’s production Movin’ Out during its world tour. Martinez continues to share her gift with dancers all across the country through workshops and conventions.