Talk: MAINTAINING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS IN DANCE
Danielle explores the importance of friendship when passion and business collide. Bloomies will learn to recognize healthy and unhealthy friendships and acquaintances in their dance lives. In confiding her experiences, successes and mistakes, Danielle defines what it means to be a friend, how to set boundaries, and nourish personal and professional relationships.
A little bit about Danielle
She is passionate about stories, the many ways we tell them, and how they shape the world we inhabit. She fell in love with movement story telling at her first dance class, at the tender age of 5. Since then she has trained with The National Ballet of Canada, Arts Umbrella, Harbour Dance Centre's ITP and The Source Dance Company. Additionally, she has been a certified Yoga Instructor since 2011, a published author since 2013, and completed her Bachelor of Arts with a focus on English in 2017, as well as a dance instructor throughout the lower mainland. Most recently she has become Y.P.A.D. (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance). She has performed on stage, screen, and film with artists such as Usher and Michael Bublé, for companies such as Princess Cruise Lines, and choreographers such as Emily Molnar, Heather Laura Grey, and Joanne Pesusich. In 2012 she launched her dance association, Exult Dance, which focuses on creating opportunities for local artists to present their original work in their communities. In addition, she is the Administrator for the boutique Vancouver talent agency and production house, VA Entertainment Inc. She is also a very proud Mum to a lovely little girl!