Nicola Hawkins Dance Company (NHDC) performed throughout New England and New York to public and critical acclaim from 1993 - 2005. NHDC's dances were accompanied by virtually all-live music including opera companies, country music bands, gamelan orchestras, early music ensembles, chamber orchestras, and a variety of soloists; additionally, the company collaborated with some of Boston's most noted composers, musicians and filmmakers. NHDC garnered praise for its artistic sensibility and invention in presenting dance works that were wide-ranging in theme and choreographic vocabulary. Concerts became particularly notable for artful use of many media, unusual sets and original costumes. Performance venues include Boston's Symphony Hall, with vocalist/composer Bobby McFerrin, and New York's St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery. Collaborations with filmmakers have been presented at venues worldwide including New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Dance Festival. DeAnna was a principal dancer with Nicola Hawkins Dance Company from 2002 - 2005.