Martha L. Zepeda earned her MFA in Dance from UCI in 2010 and her BA in Dance and a Minor in Kinesiology from SFSU in 2006. Zepeda has served as dance faculty at The Wooden Floor; UCI; Fullerton Junior Community College; Images Dance Company; Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center; Elite Dance Studio; Mariner’s Square, College of Alameda, SFSU and more, teaching: Modern, Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Latin-Fusion, Contemporary, Middle Eastern, Choreography,Tumbling, etc. She has toured internationally teaching, performing, and showcasing her rich and diverse repertoire throughout the South of Chile, Vietnam, Spain, and Ghana.
Zepeda has worked with Layla and the Lotus International Dance Company, Epiphany Dance Company, DTM2 Improvisation Ensemble, Nguyen Dance Company, the Rainbow Arts Theatre, Donald McKayle, Jodie Gates, Sheron Wray, Jennifer Fisher, Loretta Livingston, Pavel Zustiak, Lisa Naugle, John Crawford, Chris Yon, Grete Gryzwana, Lee Wei Chao, Stacy Printz, Jose “Hollywood” Ramos, Alicia Pierce, Dr. Albirda Rose, Paco Gomes, Susie Whipp, Wendy Diamond, Cathleen McCarthy, Dawn James, and Baindu Conte-Coomber. Zepeda also teaches fitness classes—Zumba, Ballet Barre, H2O Aerobics, Boot Camp, and Swimming. Currently, Zepeda is the Program Director of Cultural Arts at the East Oakland Sports Center (EOSC) (Oakland, CA) and Artistic Director and founder of the EOSC Introductory School of Dance.
Outside of Martha’s passion for dance, Martha loves to run long distance, swim, paint, and cook, and is obsessed with chocolate, coffee, Hello Kitty, and earrings.