An Intrinsic Love for The Craft
Danielle grew up in Harlem, New York City, and performed in her first play in the third grade. After graduating from the High School of the Performing Arts, she apprenticed at the Academy Theater in Atlanta, Ga. Danielle landed in New Mexico after touring as a cast member of the International tour of STOMP. Before STOMP, she worked as an actor, solo performer, and puppeteer in New York City. In 2015, Danielle received her BFA in theater at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. During her time in Santa Fe, Danielle became a fitness instructor and a hypnotherapist. After training in the Feldenkrais Method and the Nia Technique, Dani taught group fitness at the Santa Fe Community College and other studios in Santa Fe. After ten years of teaching, Danielle has developed an individualized somatic training for actors called SoHyp (pronounced so-hip). Danielle is also a professional actor on both stage and screen. She is a member of the SAG/AFTRA actors union. She received the Lisa Simon Award for her participation in the Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Conference in the summer of 2019. Recent roles include “Ella Hammer” in The Cradle Will Rock at New Mexico Actor’s Lab, and “Dr. James” in The Effect at The Santa Fe Playhouse. In 2022, Danielle received MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College with a performance creation concentration. She is a long-standing company member of Theater Grottesco, and co-owner of RedQuyn Productions: creating original work and performance salons called The RedQuyn Experience.