Born in Valencia, Spain, Marta Reig Torres has been working in the Netherlands for many years as a choreographer, dancer and teacher. She obtained her Master’s in Choreography from Codarts University of the Arts, in Rotterdam, and Fontys School of Fine Arts, in Tilburg.
Reig Torres started her career as a ballet dancer at the age of 17 with Dutch National Ballet, where she danced for 10 years. She then switched to modern dance, joining the Gulbenkian Ballet in Lisbon, Portugal. She returned to the Netherlands as a freelancer, and danced with LeineRoebana, Conny Janssen Danst and Nicole Beutler Projects.
Combining her classical background with improvisation and other movement techniques has enabled her to research and experience dance from different angles. She started choreographing in 2002, in search of a more personal form of expression. Core values in her movement idiom are ‘body and mind’, ‘consciousness and self-awareness’, being in the present and working in collaboration.
At present, Reig Torres is working as an independent choreographer. She is a member and artist in residence of Studio MAPA (Moving Academy of Performing Arts), in Haarlem. Her work has been produced by Korzo Productions and co-produced by Dansateliers, Danswerkplaats Amsterdam, Cadance Festival, De Doelen Rotterdam, Codarts and De Meekers. Her works have been selected several times for the Nederlandse Dansdagen as one of the most outstanding dance productions of the season and have been performed at venues and festivals in Spain, Italy, France and England.
Reig Torres was one of the co-founders of Cloud & Danslab, a hub for independent artists in dance, performance and related arts. She also makes interdisciplinary dance installation performances for museums and on location, collaborating with visual artists, poets, vocal artists, filmmakers and musicians. For many years, she has also worked as a regular guest teacher, artistic coach and choreographer at Codarts in Rotterdam, besides teaching at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Conny Janssen Danst and various international companies and dance academies.