Rhonda K. Martyn MFA
Dance - VAPA, Kinesiology - HAWK, ECE - HASS Faculty
B.S. Anthropology-Stanford University. M.F.A. Dance-University of Utah
With Cabrillo College since 2000
RHONDA MARTYN, called "one of the most literate and sophisticated choreographers around these days." by Jennifer Dunning in the New York Times, is a choreographer, dancer and dance educator.
Rhonda was the founding Artistic Director of the San Francisco Moving Company, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowship, an Artist-in-Residence at the Djerassi Foundation and Esalen Institute. She was an independent choreographer and dancer in New York City and San Francisco, having worked with such artists as Mark Morris, Ann Carlson, the Kronos Quartet, Joan Jeanrenaud, the Dance Theater of Harlem, and Mercy Sidbury. She has performed and had her choreography presented in such venues as Dance Theater Workshop, P.S. 122 and Ohio Theater in New York City, The Herbst Theater, Theater Artuad and ODC/Dance Theater in San Francisco, as well as in Europe and throughout the U.S.
Ms. Martyn has taught choreography and dance at Princeton University, the Alvin Ailey Center for American Dance in New York City, Cornell University, Esalen Institute, and U.C. Santa Cruz. She has been named a "Master Artist in Dance for the United States" by the National Dance Education Organization. Her choreography and dance performance has been selected for professional concerts of the NDEO at their national conferences.
Ms Martyn speaks Spanish, Italian and French. Her academic and artistic interests include the cross-cultural migration of dance forms, the cross-fertilization of art forms, and the use of digital technology with dance. Her dance education work includes Professional Development for classroom teachers in dance/creative movement, Choreography, World Dance, Performance Studies, Dance History, Dance Fitness, and Dance Pedagogy.
Ms. Martyn has worked in international and national television as a feature producer, assistant to the producer/director and/or stage manager for ABC, CBS and ESPN, as well as a researcher for Diane Sawyer at ABC News in New York City.