Originally from Alberta, Josh Martin is a diversely trained dance artist with a career-to-date that has led him across North America and Europe, studying and performing in many genres along the way. As a performer and collaborator, he has worked with many dance companies and independent choreographers such as Amber Funk Barton, Martha Carter, Day Helesic, Karen Jamieson, Helen Walkley, Dana Gingras, Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond (Out Innerspace Dance Theatre), Vanessa Goodman (The Contingency Plan / Action at a Distance), Wen Wei Wang, and as a past company member of Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa under the direction of Peter Boneham. His solo work has been presented in Vancouver, Victoria, Moncton, Portland, Seattle, throughout Germany (Winning 1st Prize for Choreography at the Internatonal SoloTanz Festival in Stuttgart), and as part of the National Arts Centre's 2014/15 Season in Ottawa. Off the stage, he serves on the Artistic Advisory Committee for The Dance Centre in Vancouver, and is Past-Chair of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists. Josh was the recipient of Vancouver’s 2013 Mayor’s Arts Award - Emerging Dance Category.
photo by David Cooper.