Dani began dancing when she was 2 years old, started choreographing at 10, and teaching classes on her own at 19. She danced for 16 years for Jackie Burley at Burley School of Dance in Franklin, Louisiana. While there she was also trained by Stephanie LeBlanc and Jasmine Bertrand. After graduation she began teaching at various studios and taking classes with such artists as Mia Michaels (Cirque Du Soleil, SYTYCD) , Brian Freidman, Dee Caspray (Newsies the Motion Picture, 1992), Doug Caldwell, and Julie Kay Stallcup (LA Dance Magic judges panel, Caligo Consulting) just to name a few. She is a well rounded instructor with experience in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Lyrical.
Dani was director of Just Dance Studios in Scott, Louisiana for 3 years. There she produced and directed recitals as well as taught classes and choreographed shows. She was the facilitator for Dani's Dancers, an award winning competition team. Members of the team were invited to dance all over the country in addition to winning awards for musicality, passion, sportsmanship, technique, and stage presence.
Her classes are fun and different, engaging students in their training using strength, musicality, combined with modern and classic technique as the bases of her teaching.
Dani is very happy her journey led her to be a part of Wonderland's staff!