Performer/Community Outreach Director
Lydia Martin, born in Utah and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, is in her fourth season with Oquirrh West Project as a performer and the Community Outreach Director. During her time with OWP, she has had the privilege to work with Ching-Ching Wong, Courtney Mazeika, Haley Johnson, Logan Gill, Marissa Brown, and Sharlee Peay. Prior to joining OWP, she worked with Melonie Murray, James Wallace, and Loren Wilder in a production of “Nu-Topia,” performed at the Historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO. She attended the University of Utah’s School of Dance where she received her B.F.A. in Modern Dance and B.S in Psychology in the Spring of 2018. Lydia worked with several faculty choreographers and guest artists such as Luc Vanier, Juan Carlos Claudio, Sharee Lane, Daniel Clifton, Steve Koester, and was a part of the re-staging of an excerpt of Stephen Petronio’s “MiddleSexGorge,” staged by Gino Grenek. In February 2018, Lydia had the opportunity to work closely in two separate choreographic processes, one with Matthew Neenan, co- founder of Ballet X, and with internationally renowned choreographer, Ihsan Rustem. Additionally, she performed in a piece choreographed by Daniel Charon of the Salt Lake City-based company, Ririe-Woodbury, titled “Snowmelt” that premiered in their winter season of 2017. In May of 2016, she spent two weeks with fellow students partaking in an international movement exchange program at the Berlin State Ballet School in Berlin, Germany.