Renan Martins started his education in Rio de Janeiro at Deborah Colker Movement Center at the age of 16, and one year later won a full scholarship to study at SEAD in Salzburg, Austria.
In 2010 he joined P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) to be part of the Research Cycle where he focused more intensively on choreography and started developing his own work. He has performed his pieces in Brazil, Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Russia, Belgium and Croatia.
Along with his choreographic practice he has also been an interpreter for Iztok Kovac, Marysia Stoklosa and Pierre Droulers. He has been an active teacher in the last couple of years giving workshops and master classes at DanseCentrumJette and Cie Thor Studio in Brussels, SIBA in Salzburg, Theatre de La Bastille in Paris, Codarts in Rotterdam, Munich's University of Drama, ME-SA in Prague, DOCH in Stockholm and Artesis/Conservatory of Antwerp where he has been also a jury member of the committee.
Renan is currently a performer in Re:Zeitung, a project by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Alain Franco together with P.A.R.T.S. Foundation and a member of Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods Company as performer in Violet.
This year he will direct a creation in collaboration with ME-SA Company in Prague. And as of September 2014 Renan joined the team of Seventyseven together with other artists such as Les Slovaks, Anton Lachky, Moya Michael, Meytal Blanaru and Peter Jasko, where his work will be represented.