Since she was a little tater tot in St. Louis, MO, Danielle loved to direct plays in her parents’ basement, climb every tree in sight, and spin around in circles until she fell over. Fortunately, not much has changed (though the falling over is fewer and further between).
Danielle's specialties include Lyra/Aerial Hoop, Single Point Trapeze, Partner Acrobatics, Static Trapeze, Duo Lyra, and Physical Theatre. She began training at the Actors Gymnasium in 2008 and immediately fell in love with Circus. Danielle graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Theatre directing and performance from the Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University and is a graduate of Aloft Circus Arts Full-Time Training Program (Major: Lyra).
In addition to working with Actors Gym, Danielle has been especially fortunate to perform, coach, and create with: Aloft Circus Arts, Circus Harmony, Chicago Center for Dynamic Circus, CircEsteem, MSA & Circus Arts, Gravity Aerial Arts, Thodos Dance Chicago, Apple Tree Theatre, Sussurus Performance Group, and The Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Currently, Danielle is based in Chicago, IL and is an instructor for The Actors Gymnasium and Chicago Center for Dynamic Circus.