Martha Lavery earned a degree in Dance at Hofstra University, where she also choreographed and performed for three different dance organizations on campus. In 2012, she spent a month studying dance in Florence, Italy, learning technique and repertoire from teachers based in Florence, Madrid, and New York. Since graduation, she has shown her original choreography at various showcases around Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey, and she is currently a member of ASHA Dance Company. This is her fourth season dancing and choreographing for DanceWorks New York City.