Martel C Jackson's picture

Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

los angeles, CA 91602
United States

Bio

Born and raised in Peoria, IL Martel has been dancing ever since he could remember. As a young child he started always being the center of attention at parties, weddings, and anywhere else he was taken and there was music.

At 7 his grandmother enrolled him into tap, jazz, and tumbling lessons at D/D Productions, the local studio in Peoria, mainly so she could positively direct his energy and stop him from getting hurt flipping off her furniture. There he took for 12 years dancing and competing in places like Dallas, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Myrtle Beach, SC, Gatlinburg, TN, and many other places.

After graduating in 2002 in the top 10% of his class at Peoria Central High school he applied and enrolled in at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that fall. There he majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

In the fall of 2003 he auditioned and joined Dance2xs International Dance group, he joined Dance2xs UIUC (hip hop) in 2003 and Dance2xs Caliente (Latin styles) in 2005. For the rest of his college career he performed on many stages on campus and off campus and also got to perform in Portugal at Dance2xs' first international Urbanite event that included multiple bases.

He started attending Monsters of Hip Hop dance convention in 2005 and eventually went on to be come a finalist and show cast member in the 2007 Inspirations show at the El Portal Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Since then he's gone to multiple cities assisting choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo, Marty Kudelka, Chonique Sneed, Kevin Maher, Rhapsody James, and many others.

Currently resides in North Hollywood, CA.

Photos

Videos

Resume

Choreography Col 1 Choreography Col 2 Choreography Col 3
Dance2xs Presents UrbaniteHip Hop, SalsaUrbana, IL
Carnival Choreographer's BallHip HopChicago, IL
SweetYmotion: Number One 2010 ShowHip HopUlaanbaatar, Mongolia
Dance Col 1 Dance Col 2 Dance Col 3
Puzzle LeagueHip HopChicago, IL
Dance2xs International Dance TroupeHip Hop, SalsaUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
Visceral Dance ChicagoHip HopChicago, IL
Dance Act StudioHip HopTallinn, Estonia
North Short School of DanceHip HopHighland Park, IL
Debbie's Dance StudioHip HopDecatur, IL
Stage Col 1 Stage Col 2 Stage Col 3
Monster of Hip Hop The Show 2007: InspirationDancerDir: Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo
Dance2xs Presents UrbaniteDancer/EmceeDir: Patrick Chen, Douglas Layne
SweetYmotion: Number One 2010 ShowDancerUlaanbaatar, Mongolia
Training Col 1 Training Col 2 Training Col 3
D/D ProductionsPeoria, ILTap, Jazz, Tumbling
University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignUrbana, ILTap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop
Monsters of Hip HopVarious citesHip Hop
Debbie Reynolds Dance StudioNorth Hollywood, CAHip Hop
Millennium Dance ComplexNorth Hollywood, CAHip Hop
Broadway Dance CenterNew York, New YorkHip Hop, Jazz

Stats

Gender 
Male
Age Range 
20-25
Ethnic Appearance 1 
African
Hair Color 
Brown
Hair Length 
Short
Eye Color 
Brown
Height 
5 '6''
Suit/Dress 
36
Shirt 
15
Inseam 
28
Shoe 
9 1/2