Lynn Martlew

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Lynn has been a physically active person since childhood, attaining top levels of achievement in gymnastics, tennis and water sports, advanced levels with honours in ballet under Madame's Gundi Ferris and Kira Bousloff, and Spanish dance under Deanna Blatcher and  Rhoda Rivkind.

After graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where she received the Robert Finlay Dance Award, Lynn followed her love of Spanish dance.  One of the founding members of Danza Viva Spanish dance company, Lynn has remained passionate about the dance form and has worked for 25 years as a Spanish dancer, teacher and choreographer, locally, interstate and abroad.

Lynn is a renowned and respected teacher and has taught at many prominent ballet schools, including the Graduate College of Dance, Youth Ballet WA, Terri Charlesworth Ballet Centre and Perth City Ballet, as well as numerous high schools and ballet schools throughout WA.  She has also taught for the Spanish Dance Society in London.

Lynn has performed with Danza Viva Spanish dance company, the South Australian opera company, Flamenco Soul, Flamenco Pure, Terria, Primavera, Hay Bistro, Audance, Kultra (MACWA), Perth City Ballet and Youth Ballet WA.  She was also featured in the film “Let's Get Skase” and danced the “Cachucha” as a soloist for The Gilbert and Sullivan Society production "Got a Little List".

Lynn has received numerous grants from the State Government, Audance WA and MACWA and was awarded the 2007 West Australian Dance Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance” by Ausdance WA.

Lynn has studied and performed in London, Johannesburg and Madrid under world-renowned teachers such as Eloy Pericet, Victoria Eugenia, Paco Romero, Mercedes Y Albano, Antonio Alonso, Juanjo Linares, Maria Magdalena, Antonio Gardes, Ciro, El Guito, Belin Maya, Belin Fernandes, Miguel Espino, Angel Munoz, Goyo Montero, Inmaculada Ortega, Dame’s Marina Keet and Mavis Becker.

Lynn is always eager to learn and attends courses to further her knowledge and to keep abreast of new developments and innovations in dance and movement.  In recent years she has gained her Certificate III and IV in personal training with the Institute of Sport and has obtained numerous Pilates certificates.

For details of Lynn's full qualifications, please click here.