DVDC is a 501(c)3 non profit arts organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or marital status.

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Deep Vision Dance Company is proud to have an established collaboration with Towson University Community Dance.  The artistic intersection of both 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.  


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



Our Mission is to cultivate innovative and collaborative dance experiences that engage and empower the community.

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


  • Perform - To demonstrate innovation and artistic excellence in the creation and production of choreographic works.
  • Collaborate - To develop long-term, collaborative partnerships with artists from multiple disciplines, arts presenters throughout the region, and community organizations interested in using the arts to transform community life through creative works.
  • Educate - To engage and educate the community in the creative process.
  • Sustain - To play an integral role in assisting the arts community in building cultural sustainability for the art form of dance in the Greater Baltimore region.

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

Nicole A. Martinell, Vice President

T.R. Masino, Treasurer

Melissa Brady, Secretary

Karen Campbell Kuebler

Samantha Hopkins, Dancer Representative

Nancy Romita, Advisor to the Board

​Paul Martinell, Advisor to the Board

​Desiree Dantona, Advisor to the Board






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 abstract to narrative 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.  Collaboration with dancers, musicians, and visual artists is at the forefront of every multilayered process.  DVDC's collaborative endeavors ignite long-lasting relationships and stimulate artistic growth for all involved in the creative process.  Martinell values creating an environment where all involved - including the choreography - grow, adapt, change, and thrive.