Artistic practice | CHOREOGRAPHY

Danielle creates original works as well as directing projects inspired by existing choreography. Her previous commissions have included intergenerational groups, schools, site specific work and large scale, multifaceted community projects. Her work is dynamic, celebratory and accessible. Danielle is distinctly musical and as a choreographer often uses her musicality as a starting point for her work. With all dancers including young people, older dancers, professionals dancers and community groups she uses the same approach of encouraging unique and individual movement responses; as well as supporting them to take responsibility for their engagement with her work. Danielle delivers choreographic workshops as well as performance work and has recently been exploring practice as research as a strand of choreographic engagement with community participants. You can follow her choreographic work on the 'Blog' pages - a summary of articles is available to view below.

I had no experience with non-professional dancers - it was very hard to know how to get the most out of the students. I learned so much from Danielle; watching her interact with the students, and she helped me translate my ideas into a realistic structure - I was able to learn how certain communication methods were effective with the students. Danielle helped by demonstrating so that I could learn but then giving me the time to ‘do’...I gained so much from this process with Danielle
— Stina Quagebeur, dancer and choreographer, English National Ballet
Danielle was exemplary in working with the diverse artistic and production team and dancers themselves. Her supportive and enthusiastic approach, coupled with a deep understanding of the work contributed to a highly successful program. Not least of which, due to the extraordinary impact she had on the dancers she worked with.
— Jen Irons, artistic director of Dance to Health London, East London Dance and AESOP