Martha Tornay is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and a recipient of their Fine Arts Award in dance technique and choreography. Martha has over 3 decades of intensive classical ballet studies with dance masters such as Mme. Gabriela Darvash, Gretchen Ward Warren and Robert Brassel. After performing for over 18 years as a soloist with regional and international ballet and modern companies including Newport News Ballet (Virginia), Israel Ballet (Tel Aviv), and The Robert Kovich Company (NYC), she founded East Village Dance Project. In addition to directing EVDP, she teaches dance technique at New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing and at Bates Dance Festival. Martha is delighted to be teaching here in Third Street Preschool.