The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

A headshot of Danielle Gardner.

Danielle Gardner

Danielle Gardner was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia embracing the beauty of her birth place she is known for her etherial movement,brave artistry and breath taking choreography. She has become one of the most sought after Dancers, Choreographers and Adjudicators in Canada working with some of the top dancers and companies around the world.

She has appeared in commercials for Taco Del Mar,Toy Story, Barbie and Lilo & Stitch. Music video appearances include Mariana's Trench "Haven't had enough". Films include Center stage 2 and indie film " co dependance" directed by Romantic Child Studios. She is known for her success on CTV's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA where she placed in the top 4 girls. An experience she holds very close to her heart and feels shaped her into the artist she is today.

Along with Film & TV Danielle has worked along side and toured around Asia,Europe,the US and Canada with companies such as MOVE the company,Margie Gillis,Marie Couinard,Stacey Tookey, Mia Michaels, Sean Cheesman, slum dog millionaires Longinus Fernandes and 49thParallel.

Danielle has recently become the Founder and CEO of IMPACT DANCE PRODUCTIONS an entertainment company that shares dance workshops such as IMPACT Contemporary Dance Series and Back 2 Broadway Musical Theater workshops featuring many of the worlds most sought after professionals all around Canada. Impact Dance Productions specializes in school tours promoting health, corporate productions and film creation while keeping a nurturing hand in the community by hosting many charitable events to help those in need.

After much success with her brand of workshops and events, Impact Dance Productions has expanded! Danielle and her artistic team are in the process of creating opportunities for local talent of all ranges in Film and TV projects directed and choreographed by Danielle herself. She is currently producing a short film "Dream Cycle" funded by IDP.

Projects in 2013 include Adjudicating for Canadian National Dance Competitions, 5-6-7-8 Showtime,Thunderstruck and Danze Activa in Panama.Directing Team Canada WEST 2013 where she will lead a group of 48 elite dancers to Poland to compete at the IDO World Championships.