Ms. Danielle – Head Instructor
Ms. Danielle has loved the world of dance since before she can remember. At the age of 8, she started her training at a local dance studio in Maryland. Since then, she has been trained in classical ballet, modern dance, tap, jazz, hip-hop, breaking and even aerial rope and trapeze. In addition to being awarded a scholarship to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, her advanced dance education includes training from several prestigious programs such as: Maryland’s Gifted and Talented Program at Goucher College, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The UNCSA Comprehensive Dance Intensive, Alvin Ailey Master Dance Workshops, The Rock School of Dance Education, The Joffrey ballet school and studied and performed with Koresh Dance company in Philadelphia. Danielle has been in many performances over the years, in such principle roles as Sugarplum Fairy & Arabian in the Nutcracker, and as Aurora in the full-length ballet Sleeping Beauty. Ms. Danielle has also performed in several original contemporary pieces. Also, she performed for a couple years with the NYC Caberet Group G-Volution, while still teaching at local studios in the Delaware area, and master classes throughout the Tri-State area. She was hired as a guest dance specialist for the Red Clay School District focusing on expressing emotion through the art of dance. All together she has been teaching for over 20 years. She has also been recognized for several works of choreography. She has found that teaching and inspiring young dancers to be passionate and achieve their dreams is where her heart lies. Her extensive education and experience has helped her gain the discipline, perseverance and devotion which is essential for success in this art. Most recently she has attended the Empowered 200 hour YTT yoga program, finding the strength of mind, body and spirit in yoga and dance make a beautiful collaboration. Ms. Danielle is also extremely happy to introduce her very best accomplishment into the world her baby boy Emerson, and is so excited to continue her journey with Mrs. Lauren and the EDA family!!!