Martha Nichols

Martha Nichols


7/14/1987, Brooklyn, New York.

Birth Name

Martha Nichols


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Martha began dancing at the early age of two and a half years. Over the years, she has studied various dance styles, including jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, contemporary jazz and hip hop dancing. In 2006, Martha was chosen as a contestant for the second season of FOX's…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Martha was upset that her comments in response to the judges' final critique of her solo were edited out of So You Think You Can Dance. She had explained to them that she'd had a difficult week, due to personal issues, and had mentioned the death of her mother. Because of this, she was crying, but with the editing in the program, it seemed that she was crying because of the judges' criticisms.

    • When asked about her muscular arms, Martha claimed that it was pure genetics, and not the result of working out, as her cousin has the same arms.

    • Martha felt that her final week on So You Think You Can Dance was very stressful; the dancers all had to learn three new dances (instead of the one dance that they'd done in previous weeks), and she was also dealing with her first birthday since the death of her mother, which was difficult for her.

    • Martha was eliminated from competition in the second season of So You Think You Can Dance on July 20th, 2006, less than one week after her 19th birthday.

    • Martha felt that she never really got a chance to show the viewers what she could really do, as she was the only dancer on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance who never got to perform in their own style of dance.

    • Martha felt that the judges on So You Think You Can Dance sometimes went overboard on their criticisms of the dancers (herself included), but she also understood that it was all a TV show, and they needed to do things like that to maintain their viewership.

    • While in high school, Martha was active in dance; she was the principle dancer in her high school musical for three years, as well as being the choreographer in both junior and senior years.

    • As of 2006, Martha (with her dance company) has performed for National Dance Week, and has also danced in the Raleigh Christmas Parade since 2000.

    • Martha has studied many styles of dance; she studied Jazz dancing for 16 years; tap dancing for 15 years; ballet for 9 years; and lyrical, modern dance, contemporary dance and hip hop all for 7 years.

    • Martha's hobbies include doing track and field (sprinting and high jump), reading, and she loves coloring with her younger sisters.

    • Martha loves everything to do with music: she sings, and plays quite a few instruments, such as the bassoon, the clarinet and the drums.

    • Martha lists Jason Parsons, Brian Friedman, Mandy Moore, Dee Caspary, and Tabitha & Napoleon D'umo as a few of her favorite professional dancers.

    • Martha works part-time, as a dance teacher.

    • In the summer of 2006, Martha had just completed her freshman year at Peace College, an all-female college in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    • As of 2006, Martha is living in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    • Martha's nicknames are Marfa or Marf; her grandmother calls her Ms. Mot.

  • Quotes

    • (about being part of the 'So You Think You Can Dance' Top 10 tour)
      Martha: I am so excited about it! We all are. We have grown closer and our bonds are amazing. Being together for five weeks in a row will be challenging, but it will be a lot of fun.

    • (on her plans for the future, after finishing So You Think You Can Dance)
      Martha: I'm probably going to move out [to Los Angeles] and pursue dancing. Then when I'm older, I kind of want to try Broadway, because I also sing. I guess I'm going to try to walk through the doors that God opened for me.