By Local Artists / For Local Artists, these interactive and interdisciplinary workshops engage artists and educators in the areas of audience engagement, collaboration, self-promotion, creative processes, and more. Workshops are open and free
​to the community.  



"Text & Stories" and "Site-Specific Art Making" - Liz Lerman

"Finding the Authentic Artist" – Alex Hewett
“Self Promotion for Artists” – David London
“Getting and Sustaining Work” – CJay Philip
“Audience Engagement” – Buck Jabaily/Nicole Martinell
“Site-Specific Work: a surprise party, a gathering of intersecting strangers, and info-packed event” – Liz Lerman
“Collaborative Creativity” – ellen cherry
“Site-Specific Art Making: creating a journey” – Cassie 

  Meador/Matthew Cumbie


Join Deep Vision Dance Company for our open Community Improvisation Jams. All artists and passionate improvisers are invited to explore, intersect, react in the moment, and meet friends for future collaborations. Dancers, actors, musicians, visual artists, and literary artists are all welcome to contribute and build a rich creative environment. Participants are asked to follow one guideline: When you enter the space, you are fully committed to the jam session through moving, playing, drawing, writing, or meditating.​​ Hosted in collaboration with Towson University Community Dance.

Held from 6PM-9PM at Towson Univ. Center for the Arts, Rm 1006. Remove your shoes before entering the studio. Feel free to come and go as you please! 

Upcoming Jams (first Saturdays of the month)​​

April 8th, 2017

Photo by Nicole A. Martinell

Photo by Brian O' Doherty

Learning Physics through Movement: Our Newest Outreach Program

Learning Physics through Movement is a new arts integration outreach program for K-12 school children in the Baltimore area and beyond.  Created by Artistic Director/Founder Nicole A. Martinell in collaboration with Towson University Physicist Dr. Svetlana Gladycheva, Learning Physics through Movement shares innovative ways to explore and grasp physics concepts through the breathtaking beauty of dance.  Physics concepts, such as inertia, force, and equilibrium, are introduced to students through dance/movement classes, hands-on experiences, performance excerpts, choreographic workshops, and supplementary materials.  Students discover that physics describes our everyday lives and find joy in the learning and creative process. 

Upcoming Locations

Jewish Community Center - February 16th-March 9th, 2017


For the main event, dance companies and artists perform simultaneously throughout Station North at various locations including galleries, restaurants, sidewalks, parks, and more.

We suggest audience members walk or bike the neighborhood to explore different parts of AKIMBO. You can view one site or many throughout the day. How you view AKIMBO and pace yourself is up to you!

Volunteers in yellow shirts are scattered throughout the neighborhood to guide audience as needed, answer questions, and contribute to the celebration of community.

Photo by Nicole A. Martinell


Go Deep! are 1-5 day residencies at schools and community organizations. Students (youth/seniors/families) participate in interactive performances and dance classes centered on themes such as idiomatic expressions, women’s suffrage, and physics.

Past Locations

Jewish Community Center, Owings Mills
Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
George Washington Caver Center for Arts and Technology
Immaculate Conception School

West Towson Elementary School

Seton Keough High School

Maryland Dance Alliance

St. Joseph's Nursing Home​​

Photo by Nicole A. Martinell

Photo by Sidney Pink

AKIMBO Dance and Movement Art Festival

Presented by Deep Vision Dance Company, AKIMBO Festival is a site-specific dance and movement art festival in Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Baltimore City, MD. It is held annually on the second Saturday of September. The first AKIMBO was in 2012 and we have completed our 5th festival this year in 2016. Check out our AKIMBO 2016 Report! For more information, contact AKIMBO BALTIMORE or visit

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“It was a very honest, open, and real experience and it was really awesome of her to share her wisdom with us.”
-- Participating artist

Photo by Nicole A. Martinell

Photo by Brian O' Doherty

Photo by Sidney Pink


 Deep Vision Dance Company, Inc. graciously acknowledges the support of our contributors. Operating support is provided by the Maryland State Arts Council,, the Citizens of Baltimore County, and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. AKIMBO project support is provided by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards,, City Arts II,; Baltimore Rock Opera Society; Station North Arts & Entertainment District; and Towson University Department of Dance.  Learning Physics through Movement is funded by the Citizens of Baltimore County. 



Photo by City Digital Photography

“This was an excellent networking opportunity and a good jumping off point for tackling self-promotion, which I think is a tricky subject for many artists.”

-- Participating artist