Nicole Martensen is an anthropologist, social media strategist, and performing artist, currently located in Southern California.

Nicole’s background also includes over 25 years of training in multiple dance styles. Nicole’s dance teaching specialties are ballet, ballroom, and Latin styles of dance.

Prior to their career in Anthropology, Nicole trained extensively in performing arts at the Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California from 2001-2006 as a Music and Theatre major.

Nicole then worked as a research archaeologist for the United States Forest Service and at the Stanford Archaeology Center, and as a Library Scholar at Humboldt State University.

In 2020, Nicole studied at the Digital Wellness Institute and became a certified digital wellness practitioner. Nicole is currently pursuing certification in social media strategy.

Nicole is also a visual artist and an avid dollhouse miniatures enthusiast.


Film, Television, and Audio

Coheed and Cambria’s The Afterman Audiobook Series (2019), Chapter 6 Holly Wood the Cracked, as Holly Wood, Majestic Flex YouTube Channel

Making Ties: The Cangdong Village Project (2019), Appearing as herself, Produced by Barre Fong Designs

My Name is Art (2018), Associate Producer, Directed by Shahab Zargari

Nightfall (2006), Shelley, Produced by Jim Stevens Films

Prom Kings, Modessa, Directed by Jim Stevens, Orange County High School of the Arts Film and TV

Teaching the Arts

American Style Ballroom/Latin Instructor, A Global Rhythm Dance Studio, May 2007-October 2007

On-Camera Instructor, A Global Rhythm Dance Studio Introductory Lessons YouTube Series, 2007

Camp OCSA Acting Instructor, 2005 (Formerly OCHSA)

Performing Onstage

Saddleback College Dance Collective 2008 (“Caught in a Dream”, “Jungle Madness”, “Glow”)

Golden West College Move Me 2009 (GWC Dance Ensemble, “Ardent Solace” Soloist, “Spirit of the circle” Soloist)

Golden West College Professional Invitational Dance Concert, September 19, 2009 (Salsa Performance with GWC Faculty Jeff Hendrix)

Professional Training Highlights

Ballroom and Wedding Dance Teacher Training Program, Bella Ballroom Dance Studio, 2019

Choreography, Golden West College, Fall 2009

Company Training Weekend with Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, 2009 

Frankie Manning Weekend Swing Dance Workshop, Atomic Ballroom, 2006

Bronze-level Ballroom and Latin Dance Styles, Alex Wilson, Reza Zargari, and Petra Chovancova, A Global Rhythm Dance Studio (March 2007-April 2007)

Classical Variations and Technique, Jose Costas Orange Coast College Intersession, 2007

American Social Dance Styles, Audrey Wilson, Orange Coast College Fall 2006                   

Ballet, Amelie Hunter, Orange Coast College Fall 2006                  

Orange County High School of the Arts, Music and Theatre Major (2001-2006)


More from Nicole Martensen:

Digital Anthropology– Digital marketing and wellness strategies

My Digital Dollhouse– A blog of dollhouse related projects.