Owner and Creator of The Ballet Burn®
Margot Martin has been immersed in the art of movement for over 27 years. At a young age she fell in love with ballet and was driven to success by her passion and perseverance.
At 16, Margot left Ursuline Academy of Dallas, TX to study with the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, WA. At 17 she was hired as a founding member of the Carolina Ballet directed by Robert Weiss, a protégé of George Balanchine’s.
During her 13 seasons with Carolina Ballet as a principal dancer she also served as the liaison between administration and the artists titled Company Representative. She was named Company Repetiteur and Ballet Mistress during the later stages of her dancing career.
Ms. Martin added to her skill set in 2005 studying with Alan Finger, founder of ISHTA Yoga, in New York City. She received her 200hr teaching certification as recognized by the Yoga Alliance. In 2011, she completed the Teacher Curriculum training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and in 2013 completed levels 1 and 2 of Functional Movement Systems.
She has been teaching and coaching children and adults ballet technique internationally for over 15 years. Many of her students have gone on to successful professional ballet careers as well as collegiate accolades.
In 2010, Margot developed and began The Ballet Burn®. Combining her love of ballet technique, yoga, and challenging functional movement patterns she has created a workout unlike any other. The impact of her class caught the recognition of lululemon Athletica and was named Ambassador in 2012. In 2014 she was one of 120 global ambassadors selected to attend the lululemon Ambassador Summit in Whistler, BC.
In the fall of 2014, Ms. Martin moved back to Dallas and began teaching for Park Cities Studios and The Dallas Conservatory. She is currently in the process of opening the very first independent studio for The Ballet Burn® to be located in Preston Center.