Raised in Stoughton, WI, Danielle was born into a family of teachers, musicians, and the theater. Her father created the Theater Program and her mother created The Madrigal Dinner and Band Variety Show at Stoughton High School. Some would say that her destiny was pretty much set! She began dancing at three years old, learning ballet, jazz, tap, show dance, and swing dance in addition to gymnastics. By the time she graduated high school, she had participated in countless recitals, festivals, talent shows, and over 35 theater productions including “The King and I”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “South Pacific”, and many more.  

Upon graduating high school, Danielle attended UW-Stevens Point, eventually earning her degree in Public Relations with an emphasis in Organizational Communications as well as Minoring in Dance and Theatre. While in college, she landed a lead role in “To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday” and “Sweet Sue’s Shangri La”, assisted with choreography, trained in lyrical and modern dance for the first time, coached gymnastics, and coached the Pom and Cheer Squad at a local high school.  

After college, Danielle continued to remain active in the arts while working as a leasing consultant in Fort Wayne, IN. She taught ballroom dance classes and private instruction for wedding couples. In addition, she choreographed for a local high school’s Swing Choir for Spring production.  

Teaching philosophy: to teach each individual student to appreciate and discover themselves through dance.