Born in Santiago, Chile, Álvaro Lorenzo Martínez Gómez has dedicated his life to creating and sharing art. His early formation was based in differential education. Ever a dancer, Lorenzo developed himself in choreography, design, and art direction thereafter. This background has lead to his specialty of teaching dance, theater, and social skills to children through the disciplines of dance. Martínez carries an advanced degree in art direction from Universidad Mayor as well as several other certifications having to do with this field.
As Artistic Director of Parallel Artistic, Martínez designs culturally relevant performances that elevate all who take part – whether as a performer or as a audience member. He continues to live his personal mission of spreading contemporary art to people and places with limited access.