A native New Yorker, Kim Grier-Martinez holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She is a dancer, performance artist, master teacher, educator, and choreographer. Ms. Grier-Martinez is presently Artistic Director of Rod Rodgers Dance Company. As Artistic Director Ms. Grier-Martinez Is committed to sustaining and improving the ethnic, social, geographic diversity and curricula that reflects global awareness. Her special passion for teaching young people has manifested by using dance to mentor and guide them from childhood to young adulthood. In 2002, she established the Rod Rodgers Youth Program and Ensemble. Her work as a Teaching Artist continues with ArtsConnection.