Kim Grier-Martinez, Artistic Director of the Rod Rodgers Dance Company,

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Kim is a dancer, performance artist, masterteacher, educator and choreographer. As Artistic Director of the Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Kim's mission is dedicating and producing dance theater as a vehicle for social commentary, and to educate and train through the arts. She has a special passion for teaching young people, using dance to mentor and guide them from childhood to young adulthood. In 2002, Kim established the Rod Rodgers Youth Program and Ensemble which teaches the traditional study of ballet, modern, jazz, dance-theater, hip-hop, tap, composition, Conga Drumming and West African. The studio is a second home to students where they develop strong bonds and life lessons.