Head of Department
Danielle was born in Perth, Western Australia. She commenced performing at the tender age of 3 years old at Peta Norton School of Dance. She trained in jazz, tap and ballet and at age 10 began group vocal classes there. Realising her love of singing, private vocal lessons soon followed as well as a move to Johnny Young Talent School. There she auditioned and became a member of their senior performance troupe which gave her numerous performance opportunities. She also auditioned and earned her position in a vocal harmony group of 12 performing throughout Perth.
As an adult, Danielle trained privately with renowned singer and vocal coach Joe Ribaudo of the Reno Brothers. She completed 7 years of vocal tuition with Mr Ribaudo, meanwhile taking piano lessons so that she could concentrate on teaching.
Danielle is a strong believer that ‘we can never stop learning.’ True to this belief Danielle returned to training as a student with Sue Kingham in January 2016 where she was introduced to the Institute of Vocal Advancement (IVA). Loving what IVA has to offer she is currently training towards her Instructor 1 Certificate. Danielle is also a current member of The Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS).
Danielle first began teaching in her 20’s at The Centrestage School of Dance. She later began teaching privately from her home studio. She has been a teacher at Dynamic Performing Arts since 2010 and is currently teaching private lessons at the studio. Her singing students have been successful in WAAPA Auditions, Scholarships, Music Bursaries, Professional Musicals, Live Television, Competitions and Performing Overseas as well as Finalists in the Music Oz Awards. In 2016 she began her role as Vocal Director for Carmelo Pizzino who is currently producing shows for The Crown.
Her joy of singing and love of teaching is contagious making her classes a learning and joyful experience.