Chrissy Martin

Teaching Fellow in Dance

Chrissy is a white woman with long curly hair and a big smile.

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B.F.A., New College of Florida


Chrissy Martin is an interdisciplinary performance artist and movement educator with roots in contemporary dance forms, postmodern experimental music, and physical theater. Chrissy blends contemporary dance and language/voice to rigorously examine her intersecting queer and neurodivergent identities.She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music with a focus on social praxis from New College of Florida in 2010. She has performed with Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Dead White Zombies, Megan Rhyme Dance, BodyCompass Dance Projects, and Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape. Somatic practices such as Pilates, Gyrotonic ® Expansion System, Body Mind Centering and Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals inform Chrissy’s integrated movement style, and she is a certified Pilates and Gyrotonic ® instructor.

Martin is an avid member of the global contact improvisation community and has studied with Nancy Stark Smith, KJ Holmes, Nita Little, Scott Wells and Kirstie Simpson. She has been a facilitator and leader of the Chicago Contact Improvisation Jam and has taught various CI workshops around the Midwest. She has taught dance improvisation at Columbia College Chicago and DePaul University, as well as social dance and social emotional learning skills to public school students in the greater Chicago area. She has produced independent dance/voice works at Links Hall and Hamlin Park in Chicago and Light Box in Detroit.