Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director/Choreographer, Nicole A. Martinell, Deep Vision Dance Company, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing innovative choreographic work in the Baltimore/DC area while creating a home for dancers, collaborating with regional artists, and educating the community in the creative process. Ranging from grand site works to intimate performance spaces, Martinell’s choreography features collaborations with movers, visual and literary artists, musicians, religious scholars, and scientists. 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. Deep Vision choreography has been featured throughout Maryland and DC as well as in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Oklahoma. Highly active in the community, Deep Vision organizes workshops, classes, improvisation jams, and mentorship programs that focus on creation and collaboration. In 2012, Martinell and Sidney Pink co-founded AKIMBO Dance & Movement Art Festival, an interdisciplinary, site-specific festival in Baltimore City’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
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.
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.
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 immersive dance experiences that engage, inspire, and connect various communities.
- 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.
Board of Directors
Sarah Smith, President
Karen Campbell Kuebler, Vice President
T.R. Masino, Treasurer
Melissa Brady, Secretary
Nicole A. Martinell
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
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.