Elena Martins
Bay Area Professional Dancer

A little bit about Elena
Elena Martins is a professional dancer, dance instructor, and arts administrator who graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a BA in dance and a minor in speech and hearing sciences. She has performed extensively with Boston, MA and San Francisco Bay Area based dance companies including Prometheus Dance (Boston), Lorraine Chapman The Company (Boston), Robert Moses' Kin (SF), LEVYdance (SF), SARAH BERGES DANCE (Oakland), West Edge Opera (Oakland), Axis Dance Company (Oakland), RAWdance (SF), CALI & CO dance (SF), Bellwether Dance Project (SF) and more. She is currently on faculty as a dance instructor at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center where she directs the Jazz Performance Group for teens. Elena is a natural Arts Administrator and has worked with multiple dance companies including SARAH BERGES DANCEZiRu Dance and Robert Moses' Kin.  She is passionate about all aspects of dance and feels privileged to be able to work in multiple capacities within the field.
Above Photo credits from top left to right: Jim Coleman (x3), Arthur Fink, DJ Photography (x3), Kerrie Chappelka, Jonathon Nelson (x2), Elizabeth Opalenik, Frankie Martins (x3), Stephen Texeira (x4), Victor Talledos, Nicole Sell
Elena has been dancing professionally since 2006. Her career began in Boston, MA and continued once she relocated to the Bay Area in 2015. Elena has performed nationally and internationally with renowned companies from both coasts.
After graduating from SUNY Buffalo with a BA in Dance, Elena moved to Boston, MA where she taught dance at many prestigious schools in the greater Boston area. She currently teaches group classes and private lessons in the Bay Area. Elena has extensive training in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, and Modern and has experience teaching these genres to students age 3-18 as well as adults of all levels.
Elena has worked with multiple dance companies as an arts administrator since relocating to the Bay Area in 2015. She was a recipient of a CALI grant to partake in career enhancing courses at The Foundation Center in San Francisco in 2017. Her skills include calendar management, grant proposals, website updates, social media, email marketing software, and more.
Contact Elena Martins with performance, teaching, or administrative inquiries and opportunities.