Principal dancer Alfonso Martin announces retirement after 14-Year Career with Tulsa Ballet
Sep 25, 2012 in 12-13 Season Releases
TULSA, Okla. – September 25, 2012 – Tulsa Ballet Principal dancer Alfonso Martin announces the 2012 – 2013 season as his last with Tulsa Ballet. This season will celebrate some of his most memorable performances including the title role in Ben Stevenson’s Dracula and Armand in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias. After retiring from his 14-year career with the company, Mr. Martin plans to continue working with Tulsa Ballet after retirement in a different capacity.
“Alfonso, together with another two or three dancers, has been the backbone of Tulsa Ballet for at least a decade,” Angelini said. “He is the most recognizable dancer on our stage but his achievements go well beyond his public persona. Internally, he is the dancer that sets the technical, ethical, professional and human standards for the rest of the company to follow. I will miss working with him and seeing him perform but I know he will continue to positively influence the growth of the company as a member for the artistic staff.”
Mr. Martin is very appreciative of his Tulsa fans who have supported him and his wife, former Tulsa Ballet principal dancer Ashley Blade – Martin who is now attending nursing school.
“It has been a journey, where I have grown as a artist and as a person,” Martin said. “The fans have taught me to always try to be better and I do not take their support for granted. I would like to thank them for their loyalty and support for coming to see me perform for all these years. I just want to thank them with the all my heart, and I will see them at the ballet!”