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Photography by City Digital Photography (top) and Zachary Z. Handler  (bottom)


Our Vision is to enrich the field of dance by fostering a community that encourages artistic growth and personal discovery.


Questions about the emotional complexity of humankind and the strange beauty of the world around us initiate and propel Nicole A. Martinell's creative process.  She is fueled by what connects us, what drives us, and what transforms us. Ranging from proscenium to site work, her choreography illustrates opposing ends of a continuum - an unfolding journey characterized by detailed characters, spiraling phrases, and a continuous ebb and flow of space.  Igniting long-lasting relationships and stimulating artistic growth, collaborative endeavors with dancers, musicians, scientists, and visual artists are at the forefront of every multilayered process.  Martinell values creating an environment where all involved - including the choreography - grow, adapt, change, and thrive.  

Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Nicole A. Martinell, Deep Vision Dance Company, Inc. (DVDC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing high quality choreographic work in the Baltimore/DC area while creating a home for dancers, collaborating with local artists, and educating the community in the creative process.  Martinell's choreography immerses audiences into a unique world that highlights the flux of human emotions, arouses curiosity, and challenges one's view of reality.  DVDC choreography has been featured at such Baltimore/DC venues as Theatre Project, Baltimore Museum of Art, Towson University, Goucher College, Creative Alliance, Dance Place, and Joe's Movement Emporium as well as up the east coast.  Also highly active in the community, DVDC organizes workshops, classes, improvisation jams, and mentorship programs that focus on creation and collaboration.  In 2012, DVDC (under the creative direction of Martinell and Sidney Pink) founded AKIMBO Dance & Movement Art Festival, an interdisciplinary, site-specific festival in Baltimore City's Station North Arts & Entertainment District.


Sarah Smith, President

Karen Campbell Kuebler, Vice President

T.R. Masino, Treasurer

Melissa Brady, Secretary

Melinda Blomquist

​​Nicole A. Martinell

Jamahl Rahman

Rachel Moore, Dancer Board Representative

​Desiree Dantona, Advisor to the Board

​Paul Martinell, Advisor to the Board

Nancy Romita, Advisor to the Board

Vivian Rudow, Advisor to the Board



Our Mission is to cultivate immersive dance experiences that engage, inspire, and connect various communities.




DVDC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, language spoken, body type, immigrant and refugee status, economic status, and any other group that experiences marginalization. We strive to nurture, value, and celebrate diversity and inclusion. 




  • Collaborate to Create - To develop collaborative partnerships with dancers, interdisciplinary artists, presenters, and community organizations through the creative process.
  • Perform to Educate - To educate communities in the transformative power of the creative process through choreographic works, residencies, workshops, and lecture demonstrations.
  • Nurture to Sustain - To play an integral role in sustaining a vibrant dance culture within the greater arts community by creating a nurturing environment for dancers.

Deep Vision Dance Company is proud to have an established collaboration with Towson University Community Dance and to be a resident company within Towson University's Department of Dance.  The artistic intersection of these entities thrives on the joint mission of nurturing a community of artists by providing quality artistic experiences for dancers through workshops, performances, and classes; growing and enhancing the Baltimore arts scene; and upholding dance as an appreciated, intellectual art form that encourages risk taking, self-awareness, and personal fulfillment.