Martell Ruffin hails from the South Side of Chicago. He has been working with Fana since 2016. Martell has performed with Ailey II and has also worked on multiple film and commercial projects. He has performed works by Lisa Johnson-Willingham, Earl Mosley, George Faison, Darrell Grand Moultrie, and Matthew Rushing. Martell is a former scholarship student at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and The Ailey School.