ABOUT

Her participation within the industry is extensive and varied with over 15 years of professional experience.

 

Danielle the Choreographer:  (off Broadway)“The Anthem: A Radical New Musical” at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre,  "Tink! the Musical" at the NY Musical Festival (NYMF2016),  “The Vanity” Theatre Row-The Clurman Theatre, “AWOL” presented at the Martha Graham Choreographic Showcase, Opening ceremony with director Rachel Klein for the NY Innovative Theatre Awards, National Arts Club “Love and Courage”, CoLab Arts’ “The Wizard of Oz” (Immersive), and guest performer/choreographer for almost a decade for "Night of 1000 Stevies".

Danielle the Performer: Currently, Danielle is a performer with Dzul Dance, a dance and circus company with pre-Hispanic Mayan cultural themes, based out of NYC and Mexico. Danielle is involved in preserving the legacy and work of Eguene Louis Facciutto (Luigi) performing annually at the Luigi Jazz Memorial Show ("String of Pearls"," L’urhythmics").  She is also featured in Jan LaSalle’s “Ladies of Luigi” photographic project.  Danielle has performed numerous repertory works such as: Samuel Pott’s Episode of “American Document” at the Joyce Theatre for the Martha Graham Dance Company Season, Graham II Repertory and Lecture Demonstrations and the Martha Graham Winter and Spring Collections.   She has performed principle roles and choreographic collaboration with The Rachel Klein Theatre Ensemble, “Symphony of Shadows”, “Tragedy of Maria Macabre”, “GoGo Killers!”, along with various commercial theatre productions and off-Broadway collaborationsIn 2017, Danielle performed with  Jazz Roots Dance Company under the direction of Sue Samuels, where “Blackbird” was featured at the annual Jazz Choreography Enterprises showcase. In regard to her recurring performances at "Night of 1000 Stevies", and was “#1 Critic’s Pick” in Time Out Magazine for her performance in “Crystal 23”.  Throughout her career, she has worked and performed with choreographers/companies such as Edgar Cortes Dance Theatre, Jacqulyn Buglisi “Table of Silence”, Noemi LeFrance, Nejla Yatkin, Lone Kjaer Larsen, Kelley Donovan and Dancers, Whitney Hunter Performance Group, Chi Chi Valenti and the Jackie Factory, Daniel Mendoza, Abdiel Cedric Jacobsen and Angela DeMello’s Dance Master Series in Italy with Kinsun Chan and Ben Tribe. Danielle has toured internationally to UK, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Sweden and Denmark. 

 

Danielle the Aerialist:  Danielle had the desire to expand her movement vocabulary and began an aerial journey.  She has had the privilege to train extensively with Crista Jackson (Cirque du Soleil) and Marcela Duarte at Circus Warehouse.  She has performed at STREB LAB for Action Mechanics (EAC GO!) in "Devaneio" aerial and dance choreography by Marcela Duarte and in "I Dare You" at Big Sky Works in Brooklyn NY, choreographed by Kristine Petricone.  She is currently trains in various aerial apparatuses such as straps, lyra, hammock and silks.     

Education and Training: Danielle received her BA in Dance & Dance Education from Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department, Independent Dance Program and Certificate of Teaching from the Martha Graham School where she received atelier scholarship, PUSH Physical Theatre under the direction of Heather and Darren Stevenson, Luigi Jazz Center, Long Island HS for the Arts (Nassau BOCES). 

Danielle the Teaching Artist:  Danielle has an equal passion for education and is currently the director of DanceREACH for RIOULT Dance NY and Eastern Suffolk BOCES: Arts in Education Department where she worked extensively on a Federal arts research grant called Creative Classroom Collaboratives-C3 (www.creativec3.org).  Prior to RIOULT and ESBOCES, Danielle was a teaching artist with The Martha Graham Dance Company and has worked for the NYC Department of Education.  Danielle guest taught and choreographed at Espacio de Danza (Campeche, Mexico), Sceneindgangen (Copenhagen), NYU Gallatin, Nazareth College, Peridance Capezio Center, Talent Unlimited HS, St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf, Flushing Town Hall, as well as private dance conservatories and competition studios in the tri-state area.  She tours nationally and internationally for master classes and workshops. Danielle specializes in curriculum building for academic arts-in-education programs as well as conservatory programs.  Danielle offers special professional development for studios and teachers looking to expand their teaching techniques.   She emphasizes teaching pure classic technique, specifically Graham Technique and Luigi Technique, and guides the student to apply necessary  fundamental training towards their contemporary work with the goal to prepare the artist for versatility in concert and/or commercial movement styles.

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