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Keira Martin


Keira Martin –  versatile is her middle name, a born performer, a Leeds based independent Irish Aerial contemporary dance artist, performer, choreographer and multi award winning filmmaker who creates honest, passionate and emotive art.  She represents the working class women, a born performer and leader! Keira started dancing in her living room and in the Catholic church hall in Barnsley a South Yorkshire mining village as a child.

Brought up in a family where music and dance were a way of  life. At the age of twelve she rallied her friends into forming a dance troupe to perform street theatre and dance at folk festivals around the UK She then went on to train at NSCD .

Having carved a career in performance and making over the past 20 years, Keira is now a well established international artist. A performer, choreographer, director, collaborator, teacher and mentor , with a passion for politics, Social inclusion and cultural diversity.

With a down to earth manner and firmly rooted in  her identity always staying true to her working class ethos. Keira loves to entertain and share her passion to fuse the old world and the new.

On joining the Artist Advisory Group, Kiera said: “At last I am around a table and off my soap box to influence change that is needed in the sector and in Yorkshire: to shift the power, to become a more inclusive culturally diverse organisation that encompasses the rainbow that is dance.”

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