Danielle Gardner: Jazz & Lyrical Instructor

Danielle Gardner

Danielle was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia. Embracing the beauty of her birth place, she is known for her ethereal movement, brave artistry and breathtaking 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 StoryBarbie and Lilo & Stitch and she appeared in Mariana’s Trench’s music video for their hit single ‘Haven’t Had Enough’. Films include Center Stage 2 and indie film Co Dependance directed by Romantic Child Studios. She has most recently been featured alongside Flashdance’s Jennifer Beals and all-star dancer Robert Roldan while playing Meaghan in the hit TV show Motive. She is known for her success on CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada where she placed in the Top Three Girls, an experience she holds very close to her heart and feels shaped her into the artist she is today.

Along with film and television, Danielle has worked alongside and toured around Asia, Europe, the US and Canada with MOVE: The Company, Margie Gillis, Marie Couinard, Stacey Tookey, Mia Michaels, Sean Cheesman, Slum Dog Millionaire‘s Longinus Fernandes and 49th Parallel.

Aside from her performing and adjudicating career, she has been the Director and Head Choreographer of Team Canada West Dance from 2011-2017. Danielle, being a former world championship winner in Oslo, Norway in 2008, is the perfect candidate for this role. She has been in the driver’s seat since 2011 and has since taken over 800 dancers to Frankfurt, Germany and Warsaw, Poland to compete at the IDO World Championships. She has spearheaded a championship-winning team multiple times.

Danielle is also the creator of West Coast Choreo Lab for emerging choreographers and the Creative Director of the Impact Dance Academy working within the BC School District. Danielle has spoken as a guest artist on TED X. She is a career-driven young woman continuously striving to expand her artistic capabilities as well as enrich the lives of others through dance.

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