Drew Martin

Hip Hop

Born in Irmo, SC, Drew trained in a  variety of styles at the Southern Strutt under the direction of Nancy Giles. He has been dancing since he was 5 years old. He is a member of the Alabama Dance Repertory Dance Theatre, Dance Alabama Showcase, Dance Film Festival, and Yonder Dance Company. 

His choreography has been featured in the Dance Alabama Showcase and the American Dance Festival. He received scholarships to train under Justin Giles and the Soul Escape Company, the faculty at the University of Alabama, and the faculty of the American Ballet Theatre. 

He is a recipient of The University of Alabama's 'Most Outstanding Dance' award along with the 'Outstanding Artistic Achievement' award. 

Drew is so excited to be teaching Hip Hop at ABJ this year. He is ready to push each and every student to become a better, more versatile dancer. 


I love being able to express who I am through movement and I cannot wait to teach the students at ABJ how to do the same. I love seeing students go out of their comfort zone in order to grow. My favorite quote is ‘If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.’ Challenging each student is exactly what I’m going to do in each class.
— Drew
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