Martin Lofsness

Biography

Martin Løfsnes was born in East Germany and grew up in Norway. He studied at London Contemporary Dance School/The Place, and on scholarship at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and the Martha Graham School. In 1993, he joined the Martha Graham Dance Company and as Principal Dancer performed extensively until 2006. He was in Matthew Bourne/AMP's Broadway production of Swan Lake, and performed with Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Pearl Lang Dance Theater, Donald Byrd/the Group, Dankmeyer Dance Company, Sasha Spielvogel/Labyrinth Dance Theater, and Errol Grimes Dance Group. In addition to The Ailey School, Mr. Løfsnes is a faculty member at the Martha Graham School, Purchase College SUNY, Marymount Manhattan College, and the State College of the Arts (Oslo, Norway).  Mr. Løfsnes is the founder and Artistic Director of 360º Dance Company, which has performed ground breaking works such as Jane Dudley's 1932 solo 'Time is Money' and Lauri Stallings' 2007 ballet 'MAKTUB'. The company also performs work by Erica Dankmeyer, Martha Graham, Mary Anthony, Filip A Condeescu and Martin Løfsnes.