Danielle received her early training from Connecticut Dance School and attended the University of Utah where she graduated with a BFA in Ballet Performance and a BS in Business Management. She joined Eugene Ballet Company in 2008 as an apprentice, was promoted to the corps de ballet in 2011, and principal in 2015. During her time with EBC, she has performed as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Myrtha in Giselle, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, as Carmen, the title role in Toni Pimble’s world premiere of The Snow Queen, and as Anitra in Peer Gynt. Last season she was featured as Gertrude in Hamlet and as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. She has also been showcased in various contemporary ballets including Stephanie Martinez’s Wandering On, Amy Seiwert’s White Noise, Jessica Lang’s Solo in Nine Parts, and Val Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto Il Lavandino. Danielle is an instructor for Eugene Ballet Academy and teaches throughout the northwest with her husband and fellow dancer Mark Tucker. She has also had the opportunity to perform as a guest artist with Ballet Hawaii in Septime Webre’s Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan, and as the Dark Angel and Waltz Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade.
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