Jason Martinez, Dancer

Jason Martinez, Flamenco Dancer, Tucson, AZ | 2018

Jason Martinez is a flamenco dancer and cajón player. He was introduced to the artform at the University of New Mexico, with instructors Eva Encinias-Sandoval and Pablo Rodarte, and later studied with Albuquerque’s National Institute of Flamenco, and in Sevilla, Spain. An original member of Yjastros, the American Flamenco Repertory Company in Albuquerque, he has performed with artists at Festival Flamenco Internacional and toured nationally as a soloist. He now teaches and performs in Tucson. He will work with his wife Mele Martinez, also a flamenco dancer, to deepen her practice of improvisation within the artform.

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