Martha  Tornay

Martha  Tornay

Guest Artist Instructor

Joined Connecticut College: 2022



Martha Tornay has over 3 decades of intensive classical ballet studies with dance masters such as Mme. Gabriela Darvash, Gretchen Ward Warren and Robert Brassel. 

She performed 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) to name a few. After a rewarding career as a professional dancer, she founded East Village Dance Project (EVDP) in New York City in 1997. The program has been recognized for its innovative approach to dance education, and for offering pre-professional classes to all regardless of financial means. Through a partnership with GOH Productions, she conceived and co-directed The Shell-Shocked Nut, produced and performed at La MaMa Experimental Theater biannually from 2011-2018. In addition to EVDP programming, she’s taught at New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing and Bates Dance Festival annually for many years. Along with being a visiting artist at Connecticut College, she is instructing classes for community youth at the Norwich Recreation Department and at various local dance studios.

Visit the dance department website.

Majoring in Dance.

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Mailing Address

Martha  Tornay
Connecticut College
Box # DANCE/College Center at Crozier-Williams
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320