leadership | creative practice

Danielle Teale is a skilled creative teaching and learning expert with an empathic approach which works to draw out the best in every dancer. Her nurturing and sensitive support of each individual translates to all areas of her work. By motivating and inspiring participants she instils them with confidence which ignites their creativity and enhances their skills. Danielle's experience encompasses a wide range of settings including integrated dance delivery, dance for healthcare and hospital settings, creative, cross curriculum and repertoire based school projects, ballet classes and contemporary technique classes for all ages and experiences.

Danielle has been rehearsal director, mentor and choreographer for English National Ballet’s flagship Youth Dance project ‘Dance Journey's’ from 2013-2018

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.

Danielle is a talented and gifted teacher with the skills, knowledge and ability to enthuse and motivate each participant so that they want to be there, want to improve their physical wellbeing and want to keep returning week after week
— Dance for Parkinson's Participant
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, Ironinc dance
Danielle’s use of imagery is inspirational as her dancers are drawn in to the tale she spins, providing a vibrant, fun-filled vessel through which to deliver her often physically demanding moves. The dancers seem unaware of the hard work they are doing because of their deep involvement in the creative process.
— Dance Artist Mentee
Danielle is a hugely talented, committed and inspirational teacher; she has provided us with such a happy and caring atmosphere in which to learn, be creative and enjoy all the benefits which only come from dance
— Dance for Dementia Participant