Martin is in his 1st season with BAM!. He began studying dance at a young age under his sisters Tami Pursley and Emi Westerfield at their family studio. He left St. Louis to pursue a degree in architecture, but quickly came to realize the direction he wanted to take his life - he returned to his home city to teach and study Tap. There he had the opportunity to work with St. Louis based tap company Diva La Tap and also appear in Duets for my Valentine 2008 in Chicago and St. Louis. After moving to Chicago, Martin performed with Chicago Tap Theatre, directed by Mark Yonally, and was able to work with world renowned dancer and choreographer Brenda Bufalino. Martin also co-founded the Tap dance ensemble "On Tap Chicago" and as a soloist, has performed in Phoenix, St. Louis, Chicago, and New York City.