Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

los angeles, CA
United States


Joelle Martinec found her passion for dance at a young age and carries that energy with her through inspirational and athletically challenging classes.

Joelle’s fast paced movement and exuberant energy bring out parts of you that might be sleeping that day. You know without a doubt that she is there for you. No matter how much experience the dancer has, Joelle takes the time to correct and work with her students. Class starts with a yoga and strength based warm up, pushing the body just farther than the mind thinks possible. Control and awareness is the focus. Moving on to across the floor, Joelle loves to challenge her students with direction changes, turns, jumps and intricate footwork. Her love and passion for life, people and technique shines brightly through her class and her work.

Versatility is apparent in her choreography as well. She can teach anything from Tango Inspired and West Coast Jazz, Musical Theatre, Modern Contemporary and Lyrical. Learning of the choreography is just the tip of the iceberg in Joelle’s class. Her desire is that all of her students walk out of class with more consciousness about where their personal movement comes from.

Joelle is always stretching herself to walk down new paths. Thus, somehow, you become swept up on a journey of your own.

Joelle Martinec is the Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer of Los Angeles based SoleVita Dance Company. Since it’s inception in 2011, SoleVita Dance Company, has boldly forged a path in the Los Angeles dance scene by participating in Celebrate Dance 2013 and 2014, performing for The LA Philharmonic 10th Anniversary Gala, taken part in events for Ignite Dance Workshops, Pasadena Dance Festival, Nancy Evans Dance Theatre, Commonality Dance Company, In It For Life Productions, LA Fashion Week, and were finalists in Dance Under The Stars Choreography festival. “MoveMeant”, SoleVita’s annual repertoire show is known as an event not to be missed. SoleVita dancers and Joelle Martinec's choreography are featured in music videos for Adjoa Skinner’s “The Sun” and “Recession Song”, Ashley Chambliss’s “My Universe”, Carmen Perez’s “Goldilock’s Zone”, Brad Stanley and the Foxflies’ “Tik Tok Nation”, Erin Muir’s “Too Much”, and TJ Stafford Music’s upcoming “Get Up” and ‘Catch”. Joelle and SoleVita have as well released three independent short dance based films produced by Ginger Sole Productions.

As a dancer, Joelle Martinec, can be seen in feature films; “The Big Lebowski”, "A Time For Dancing” and in the award winning music video “It’s Ohh So Quiet”. Recently Joelle was featured as “The Business Woman” on GLEE’s episode titled “Feud”. Ms. Martinec has taught all over the world and has been known as “the teacher’s teacher” during her many years traveling with Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions. Lewis Segal of the Los Angeles Times called Ms. Martinec’s solo performance for Liz Imperio’s Instincts Live Media Dance Company “feisty”.

Ginger Sole Photography is Joelle's latest creation. Her understanding of movement and connection allows her to capture dancers in beautiful compositions.
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Film & Television Col 1 Film & Television Col 2 Film & Television Col 3
The Big LebowskiDancerChoreo Bill &Jackie Landrum/ Dir Joel Cohen
A Time for DancingDancerChoreo Marguerite Derricks/Dir Peter Gibert
When The Kids Are AwayDancerChoreo Raymond Delbario/Dir Jon Chu
Romy & Michelle In The BeginningDancerChoreo Jerry Evans/ Dir Robin Schiff
GayvilleChoreographerDir. Marwan Mokbel
Television Col 1 Television Col 2 Television Col 3
Glee - FeudDir. Bradley BueckerBusiness Woman
Up All NightChoreo Doug CaldwellDancer
Music Videos Col 1 Music Videos Col 2 Music Videos Col 3
TJ Stafford Music - "Get Up"ChoreographerDir. Tony Joun
Adjoa Skinner - "Recession Song"ChoreographerDir. Ariana Malik
Ashley Chambliss - "My Universe"ChoreographerDir. Jaime Byrd
Bjork – It’s Ooh So QuietDancerChoreo Michael Rooney/Dir Spike Jonze
Erin Muir "Too Much"ChoreographerDir. Jacob Sodergen
Brad Stanley and the Foxflies - "Tik Tok Nation"ChoreographerDir. Anais Godard
RD Feat. Nadine –Face of GodDancerDir. Matthew F. Smith
Choreography Col 1 Choreography Col 2 Choreography Col 3
SoleVita Dance CompanyFounder/Artistic Director/Choreographer
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
Edge Performing Arts CenterFaculty
Le ReveMaster Teacher
Genesis SarajevoChoreographer/Master Teacher
International Master TeacherBosnia, China, Mexico, Guatemala, India
Tremaine Dance Conventions 1995-2007Faculty
Stage Col 1 Stage Col 2 Stage Col 3
Christmas LIVE! at the NokiaChoreographerDir. Erika Watkins
SoleVita Dance Company various showsChoreographer/Founder
Erin Muir "The Nights We Spent"Choreographer
Tommy “The Awakening"Assistant ChoreographerDenise Leitner
The QuestionProsecuting Attorney/EnsembleJT Horenstein
Instincts Live Media Dance CompanySoloist/EnsembleLiz Imperio
The Wes Veldink MovementGuest DancerWes Veldink
Monsters Inc.DancerMic Thompson
TarzanDancerTerry Lindholm
Toy StoryDancerMic Thompson
Santa ClauseDancerMic Thompson


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