Martina Francone is a freelance dance artist working in Italy, Iceland and Sweden. After training in classical and modern techniques in Florence Italy, Martina graduated from Trinity Laban where she received a first class BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre. Over the past few years Martina has choreographed her own work as well as performing for other artists. Martina is a co-founder member of OAC Collective, mentored by Tony Thatcher and Jonathan Owen Clark. She joined the Icelandic dance group Raven in 2010, led by the Icelandic choreographer Hrafnhildur Einarsdottir, with which is currently working at the collaborative project SHÄR. In 2012 she took part with her work to “Dance Undone- Repositioning Choreography in Contemporary Arts Practice. Events, Works, and Installations in Performance”, a project curated by Tony Thatcher and Mariana Lucia Marquez. In 2013 she has presented the work “Aria di Vetro” at Festival Fabbrica Europa receiving an award. She is co-author of “No-nothing/something”, a multidisciplinary performance in collaboration with the musician Simone Tecla, the photographer Roberto Masotti, the video artist Gianluca Lo Presti and the dance artist Hrafnhildur Einarsdottir, premiered at Kilowatt Festival, Sansepolcro Italy. Since 2015 she is part of the board of Il Vivaio del Malcantone.