Jan Martens, born in Belgium in 1984, studied at the Fontys dance academy in Tilburg and graduated at the Artesis Conservatory for Dance in Antwerp in 2006. He performed in the work of amongst others: Koen De Preter, United-C, Mor Shani and Ann Van den Broek. In 2009 he started to develop his own choreographic work : I can ride a horse whilst juggling so marry me, A small guide on how to treat your companion, Sweat baby sweat... In March 2012 he created Pretty perfect, a coproduction by Dansateliers and Conny Janssen Danst. This work formed the base for a full evening performance The dog days are over, (presented at La rose des vents in 2015 in the frame of the festival Le Grand Bain).
His last work, The common people, was created in May 2016 in Dusseldorf, and will be presented in Roubaix next November.