Martha Godber was raised in Brisbane, Australia and attended her local ballet and academic schools. In 2010, Martha she completed an Advanced Diploma of Dance at Australian Dance Performance Institute, Brisbane and competed as a semi-finalist in the Gene International Ballet Competition, London. In 2011, she moved to Germany to study at Hamburg Ballettschule de John Neumeier and during her training was invited to perform with the company in numerous productions including Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Following that, she accepted a traineeship with The Washington Ballet, DC from August 2013 – March 2014, where she performed in productions of Giselle and The Nutcracker. Following this, she joined the Queensland Ballet as a Young Artist in 2014 under the direction of Li Cunxin, performing in seasons of Horsman’s Coppelia, Stevenson’s Cinderella and Nutcracker, Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet and Balanchine’s Serenade. Martha has also attended international summer schools in Amsterdam, Nederlands (2011) and at Canada’s National Ballet School, Toronto (scholarship recipient, 2013).
Currently, she is a Teaching Artist with Queensland Ballet’s EdSquad, Public Dance Classes and Dance for Parkinsons programs. Martha is also a student at Queensland University of Technology studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with a view to combine her knowledge of dance and medical science through practical application and research.
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