In 2006, after more than 25 years of residing in New York and Montréal, Artistic Director Martha Carter, returned to her hometown of Vancouver to continue as a director-choreographer-creator-teacher of dance, body work, media and music, primarily with her company MARTA MARTA Productions (formerly mmHoP).
Transcending her roots of classical music and ballet, her works push the boundaries of style fusion, articulating her vision of dance as a reflection of contemporary life. Martha has taught on the dance faculties of Ohio State, Concordia and Simon Fraser Universities, and in private studios including Main Dance, Arts Umbrella and Drive Dance Centre. In Montréal, she co-founded the artist-run centre Studio 303. Since 1993, she toured with Compagnie Marie Chouinard as part-time Touring Artistic Director, also remounting works for Lisbon’s Ballet Gulbenkian and the National Ballet of Canada. Martha started her dance training at the Kay Armstrong Ballet School in Vancouver, and then received her BA in Music from Stanford University and her MFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.