Martita Abril

Martita Abril (Pichu) is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist from the border city of Tijuana, México. She’s worked with dance artists and companies including Lux Boreal, Kim Brandt, Yanira Castro, Yoshiko Chuma, Milka Djordevich, Daria Fain and Robert Kocik, Kat Galasso, Allyson Green, Mina Nishimura, Cori Olinghouse, Okwui Okpokwasili, Will Rawls, David Thompson, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Cathy Weis, and was a performer in Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions at the Museum of Modern Art. Martita recently was part of the Dance and Process (DAP) artist in residency program at The Kitchen in partnership with The American Academy of Arts and Letters where she shared her latest work. She’s been a PECDA Scholar as a “Young Creator” and received a Mexican national fellowship from FONCA to continue making work in New York City. Martita was selected for the Fresh Tracks Residency at New York Live Arts and has served as a Mentor and Consultant for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program. Martita is the Coordinator of Movement Research at the Judson Memorial Church Monday night series, the Trisha Brown Dance Company Manager, and is currently in The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by Mertz Gilmore Foundation. She continues to guide workshops in Bushwick for Spanish speaking familias that recently arrived in NYC, through the iLAND (Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance) program by Jennifer Monson. She resides in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with her partner and 35 plants.