Martin Stiefermann studied dance at the Ballet School of the State Opera Hamburg. Later he became member of the Hamburg Ballet. He stayed for five years with the company in Hamburg and here he started with his first choreographies.
From 1992 to 95 he worked in, Hamburg, Vienna, Dresden, Basel and Berlin, as choreographer.
1992 he got a choreographer sholarship of the internationale tanzwochen Wien.
1995-97 he was director of the Ballet of Kiel. Then he founded the company MS Schrittmacher in Berlin.
Between 2001-2006 he was also director of the dance company at Oldenburgisches Staatstheater and of the Berlin company MS Schrittmacher, in close cooperation with the Oldenburg company. In this time he was twice festivalleader of the Internationale Tanztage Oldenburg (2003 and 2005).
Since 2007 Martin Stiefermann has returned to Berlin as a freelance choreographer.
2008 he founded the performance label Less Mess together with Efrat Stempler.
2011 he worked as tutor for the development programme “Young Artist-Flausen im Kopf”.
2014 Martin Stiefermann accepted a teaching assignment for the department of dace at the Free University of Berlin.