Gil Martinez


Majors: Dance & Performance Studies / Chicanx Studies
Pronouns: he/them

I'm a Chicanx Queer male-identifying artist. I came to Cal in pursuit of knowledge on my journey into teaching in higher education. I have always been involved in the arts since I was little but transitioned into dance towards my high school era. Afterwards, I taught in public education through competition dance groups and classes around the Central Valley. I made the tough decision to pause my teaching capacity to better understand all aspects of theater through Cal. I am now involved in a plethora of avenues like stage management, lighting design, and scenic design. However, I am still growing my portfolio by creating works through local companies and fellow peer projects. I am an open book with welcoming arms. I'm happy to respond to any questions, comments, and concerns, especially those about double-majoring, studying abroad, theater knowledge (especially in dance), Cal, and TDPS overall. Welcome to our Cal family—I can't wait to meet you!