from New York, classical guitarist and composer Paul Martin began playing
guitar at age twelve. Formal studies commenced at age fifteen with renowned classical guitarist/lutenist
Jerry Willard. Soon after, Paul
continued his academic work for one year at Bellas Artes, San Miguel de
Allende, Mexico. Upon returning to the United States, he entered as a music major at State University of New York,
Stonybrook. Contemporaneously the art of composition was included in his
musical craft. He participated in masterclasses with guitarist Timothy Walker
and flutist Paula Robison. After his move to Miami in 1988, Paul focused on
four of his musical disciplines: performing, teaching, arranging and composing.
In 2006 a CD of his Compositions was published. In 2011
Paul released a CD of instrumental boleros (2 guitars, flute and percussion) together
with his group Nostalgic Ensemble of Miami. He is now a happy Viennese having relocated from Miami with his wife Nina in the summer of 2017.
Nina Martin, Ph.D. (née Hlava) stepped onto a theater stage at age five. She has been a working actor ever since. Nina studied at the Bundesfachverband für Schauspiel in her native Austria, the Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland, and the Ecole Internationale de Mime Corporel Dramatique in France. She graduated in 2011 with a doctoral degree in Nonverbal Theatre from the Akademie Múzických Umĕní in Prague, Czech Republic. Over the years, Nina has had the honor of working with Marcel Marceau, Boris Hybner, Števo Capko, Martin Sochor, Ivan Bacciocchi and other masters of nonverbal theatre. Shortly after graduation, Nina launched a solo pantomime program in Europe. She next took her show on the road to Asia and eventually the United States, where in 2012 she premiered the Pleasure is Mime, a one-woman tour de force directed by Edward Rozinsky at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, FL. She founded a private school for nonverbal theatre in Miami and worked until 2017 as an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College and the University of Miami.