Danielle began her dance training in Glenwood Springs with Karen Samuelson and Claire Evans at the age of 12. She trained in the Royal Academy of Dance for 6 years and participated in technique and annual exams. She also continued training in jazz throughout high school.
Danielle was accepted via audition into the BFA dance program at the University of Arizona. There, she received extensive dance training in ballet, pointe, jazz, and modern. Danielle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a double Minor in Dance and French language in December 2002. After taking some time off after graduation, Danielle began taking classes at the distinguished ballet school, Ballet Arts, home of Ballet Tucson, under the direction of Mary Beth Cabana.
She eventually made her way back to Glenwood Springs in December 2005, where she continued dance training at the Glenwood Dance Academy, and in September 2006, Danielle began teaching ballet, pointe, and character for the Glenwood Dance Academy. Eventually, she went back to school and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in December 2009. During this time, she continued dancing and teaching.
Upon completing her nursing degree, Danielle began teaching jazz and tap at the Glenwood Dance Academy. Danielle then focused on continuing her dance instructor training where she completed trainings from Colorado State University’s Teacher Training program taught by Carol Roderick with focus on The Vaganova Method. She also participated in a teacher training from Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary and Darla Hoover.
Danielle has taken multiple master classes from distinguished teachers including David Howard, Suki Schorer, Joe Tremaine, Richard Harvey, and Spencer Liff. She has choreographed many pieces over the past several years that encompass many dance forms including classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap for all technique levels. Danielle is looking forward to teaching again and sharing her love of dance.