Jaime Martinez (Aurélia's Oratorio) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was raised in Columbia, SC, where he began his training with Ann Brodie and Naomi Calvert. He furthered his training on a Nancy Reynolds Scholarship at the North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as a scholarship from the American Dance Machine and American Dance Festival. Mr. Martinez was a founding member of the Parsons Dance Company in 1987 and has taught over four hundred master classes, including residencies at SUNY Purchase, the Juilliard School, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has staged numerous works by David Parsons, the Ballet du Rhin, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Carte Blanche Dance Company of Norway, Ballet National de Nancy, Pennsylvania Ballet, New York City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Roland Petit Ballet National de Marseille, and he is a recipient of a 1998 New York Dance and Performance Bessie. He is a founding member of Mark Dendy Dance & Performance and has worked with Diane Martell, Pearl Lang, Ruby Shang, Douglas Wright, Uris/Barr and Dancers, Robin Becker, and Pooh Kaye’s Excentric Motions.