Born and raised on the island of Gran Canaria, Marta dedicated herself from a very young age to dance, beginning thus her artistic journey and her love for the stage. At the age of 19, she moved to Madrid to study acting professionally at the Cristina Rota School, while at the same time studying Psychology at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. With a university scholarship, she moved two years later to Edinburgh for a year, where she enrolled in the productions of the Bedlam Theater and she was a part of the company Cursive Productions in the production of “Mother Tongue”, in addition to following workshops with the director John Wright and the actress Danielle Farrow.
The following year, another scholarship gave her the opportunity to study for a year at The University of California, in Santa Barbara, where after a process of auditions she joined the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting where she studied alongside with professors Size by: Irwin Appel, Risa Brainin or Anne Torsiglieri. There she also took part in, among others, the production “Arabian Nights” directed by the wonderful Jeff Mills.
After her trip to the United States, Marta returned to Madrid where she finished her training as an actress in the Work in Progress school with the director Darío Facal (as well as her psychology studies at UCM obtaining the Extraordinary Prize in Psychology). Furthermore, during this time she followed workshops with many renowned professionals such as Fernando Legs, Luci Lenox, Greg Hicks, Karmele Aranburu or the Grumelot theater company (one of its great referents), and expanded her singing skills with Óscar Mingorance. At the same time she worked in several theater productions for schools and institutes as a theater teacher for children and adults.
In 2016 he wrote her first script for a short film, “Atí”, which will win the first prize of the video creation contest of the Festival of Classical Theater of Almagro that year. The years 2016 and 2017 had been very important years in her theatrical career, with emphasis on her participation in “Women on women” of the Young Company in the Theater Conde Duque and in “The Experiment” of Coral Igualador (in present poster), as well as her paper Of Lady Ana in “RIII” directed by Xavier Ariza in the Spring Threshold. In addition, it starred in several short films, among which we can highlight the viral “Flechazos” by Roberto Pérez Toledo.
In 2018, her first feature film as protagonist; “Lady Off”, directed by David R. Losada, is released in the prestigious San Sebastian Film Festival. For her role in “Lady Off” she is awarded the Best Performance Prize in the 27th Madrid Film Festival.
Beyond her training process and work experience, on a personal level she believes in her artistic and professional growth through different voluntary jobs, especially those in Benin, Paraguay (Fundación Antonio Betancor, Friends of Paraguay) and Thailand (Travel to Teach). Learning about different cultures and immersing oneself in them, is one of the best experiences that one can have.