Cristian Martin deserves a special mention. His dancing is indubitably brilliant, with superior quality and flawless technical performance. Cristian’s dancing is poetic, intelligent and expansive, demonstrating his ability to command the stage. He has the gift of artistic sensitivity. His characteristic jump, use of breath and decision enable him to confidently communicate the emotional subtext and concept of the piece.” EL PAÍS
This experienced dancer and creator is one of the most promising talents on the national and international scene. His dance training is diverse and extensive, bringing an impressive versatility and range to his dancing. He studied classical ballet, Spanish dance, flamenco and contemporary movement and choreographic approaches. He is a graduate from Real Conservatorio de Danza, Madrid.
His professional career began with the renowned maestro Granero. He went on to become soloist in the most important companies in Spain in Spanish dance, flamenco, classical ballet and contemporary dance. He was guest artist in National Dance prize winner Teresa Nieto’s company, for the productions “Tacita a Tacita” 2010, “Polos Opuestos” 2012, “Solos, pero bien acompañados” 2016, as well as for flamenco dancer/choreographer Manuel Liñan’s productions “Tauro,” 2011 and “REW” 2012, which was co-directed and co-choreographed by Daniel Doña.
Since 2009 he has been resident collaborator, repetiteur and guest dancer for Daniel Doña Dance Company in all of his productions, (“Intermitente” 2009, “A Pie” 2011, “A Pie de la Calle” 2013, “Black Box” 2014, “No Pausa” 2015, “Nada Personal” and “Habitat” 2016, “Retrospectiva 2.0” 2017 and “Psique” 2018”) leading him to perform in some of the most relevant national and international dance festivals, including among others: Bienal de Flamenco, Seville, Festival de Jerez, International Dance Festival Madrid en Danza, Mercats de les Flors, Masdanza, Trayectos, Fira Tárrega, Festival Tanzhaus – NRW Flamenco in Düsseldorf, Festival Iberoamericano, Festival Ibérica Contemporánea, Festival Leipzig and Danza Xixón.
In 2018 he premiered his first solo work, “S E R” as part of the international dance festival Madrid en Danza.
AISGE Award for Outstanding Dancer for Daniel Doña’s work “Intermitente,” as part of the Flamenco and Spanish Dance Choreography Competition, Madrid, in 2009.
First Choreography Prize for the solo work “Materia,” in the Flamenco and Spanish Dance Choreography Competition, Madrid, in 2015.
Finalist for the Max Awards for the Performing Arts in 2017, as best dancer and best performance company for “Habitat” by Daniel Doña Dance Company.