Francisco Martinez was a dancer with Compañía Nacional de Danza (Spain) and Ballet Royal de Wallonie (Belgium), performing diverse works including those of Marius Petipa, Michel Fokine, George Balanchine, Jirí Kylián and Nacho Duato. He was rehearsal director for Ballet Hispanico from 1996 to 2000. Martinez has taught throughout the world and currently is on faculty at The Ailey School, Marymount Manhattan College and The Juilliard School as a ballet instructor. He has staged works by Nacho Duato, Hans van Manen and Vicente Nebrada for students of Ballet Hispanico, The Ailey School and The Juilliard School. Martinez’s choreography has been performed by students at Arts Umbrella, Harkness Youth Ballet, The Ailey School, Fordham University, Marymount Manhattan College, Boston Ballet II and San Francisco Ballet’s Trainee Program. He is also on faculty at The School at Jacob’s Pillow.