Martina started dancing at a young age. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap and modern. However, her journey in dance happened upon bellydance seven years ago and she quickly discovered she had found her passion. Martina has been fortunate to have had lovely teachers guide her. She has trained with Rachel Brice, , Kami Liddle, Mardi Love, Zoe Jakes, Heather Stants , Unmata, Samantha Hasthorpe, and her current teacher Suhaila Salimpour.
In 2004 Martina became the founder and creative director Bellyfringe Bellydance. Bellyfringe Bellydance consists of quality classes, workshops, and live stage productions. Her past credits of performance troupes were Turquoise, Lazuline, and Ginger Blue. Her current performance troupe is called Rocais with members Shelby Alexandria and Coila Craig.
Martina a busy dancer, choreographer, and teacher; she was also a respected host, promoter, and sponsor in Vancouver, BC. In 2005 she started presenting a yearly show featuring her students and guest performers called Midsummer Bellies. A fast favorite and popular show within Vancouver. By 2006 Martina began hosting big name performers like Ariellah, Kami Liddle, Samantha Emmanuel (Hasthorpe), Solace, and her mentor and teacher Suhaila Salimpour.
In 2011 Martina relocated to Ulm, Germany. She had taught a full and intensive workshop schedule — teaching at many major festivals in Europe. Her fast paced skills are highly sought, with meticulous detail to technique and drilling. As always Martina has a major passion for training and updating her skills. Currently she holds certifications in Rachel Brice’s 8 element program, cultivation status and in Zoe Jakes Dance Craft program with Key of Hearts status.
Currently Martina is living in Seattle,Washington. with her family. Just recently the Hewett family added a new addition to the family in July 2014, a beautiful baby girl. At the moment Martina teaches weekly in beautiful Duvall, Washington. Martina has added a home product line called the Crows Cache and you can find that on ETSY and and Studio Beju.
Martina is preparing a busy schedule for 2017, performing and teaching workshops in the USA and Canada. Please contact Martina if you’re interested in booking Martina for performances and workshops near you!