Jana Martínez

 
 

Actor|Singer Jana Martinez, a Mexico City native, has always had a passion for the performing arts.


Her artistic path began through dance at age 16. She studied modern dance at NYU (under the wing of Ms. Mary Anthony) and Marymount College. She also attended courses at Harvard’s Dance Program and the School of Contemporary Dance in Mexico City.


Later, her life took a new direction as she moved to Miami and studied Advertising, Graphic Design and Marketing, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Miami. During this time, she never stopped studying the arts and she concurrently attended the New World School of the Arts for Dance and Musical Theatre. She also studied voice under Ada De Luque and Eileen Duffy-Brown.


Years later, Ms. Martinez decided to quit advertising and follow her heart, venturing into the world of acting; within two years she had appeared in over 40 commercials as principal performer and had secured her place in the Telemundo primetime soap opera “Prisionera” with Gabriela Spanic, Genesis Rodriguez and Mauricio Islas. After proving her talent to Telemundo in the role of “Madre Emilia”. She was offeres a contract to appear as principal cast member in “Anita No Te Rajes” (another Telemundo primetime soap) in the role of “Natividad”.


Soon after production ended, she attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. By the end of the course, she had fallen in love with New York and decided to move there permanently.

In film, she has appeared in the independent movies “Freedom Flight”, “Dragons”, and, most recently, in “Oir, Ver y Callar”, directed by the talented Natalia López.


Some of her shows include “Guayaba Madura” and “Música Entre Tres” in Miami for which she was well received by the press and in New York, “Pensando en Ti | Thinking of You” alongside actor|singer Rubén Flores at The Metropolitan Room; “Amigos: A Celebration of Mexican Composers” in honor of Mexico’s Bicentennial at Don’t Tell Mama with renowned pianist|composer Roberto Lozano. She has also performed at the “Valentine’s Day Spectacular” at the Union City Performing Arts Center accompanied by Grammy Award winner David Oquendo on Guitar and Musical Director Mark Goodman on Piano.


Ms. Martinez has just finished recording her new voice and guitar CD “Mexican Soul” produced by Maestro David Oquendo.


Ms. Martinez currently explores the physics and effects of the voice & singing as instruments for healing.