BACKGROUND Danielle is a 26 year old QVC On-Air personality, brand rep/model, actress, and vocalist. She has been performing since she was 3 years old. She attended her first dance class at 2 years old and always sang along as the music played. Her teacher, realizing her ability, reached out to her parents to help Danielle begin her career in performance.
INSPIRATION Danielle gets her motivation, inspiration, and voice from her late paternal grandmother Bev Lichter. Bev known as Beverly Bart was a recording artist with Decca Records at the age of 16. She won the singing competition sponsored by Coca Cola called "Do You Want To Be A Star". She performed on famous shows like the "Arthur Godfrey Show" and she was managed by William Morris Agency. She was always a shining star and an amazing role model in Danielle's life. At five years old Danielle performed in her first role as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan and she has never looked back. She has performed in over 30 productions since then in venues such as The Bucks County Playhouse, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, The MainStage at Muhlenberg College, and The Downtown Performing Arts Center
EDUCATION Danielle has trained with some of the best teachers on the East Coast. Mentors and teachers include Rodney Robb from the Actor's Center of Philadelphia, Larry Singer from Larry Singer Studios NYC, Troy Dwyer (acting teacher), French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts (Evan Ross, Beth Schaefer, Ron Schaefer, Lee Kasper), Sal Dupree (vocal coach), Suzie Neu and Dean Schneider (Musical Theater), Margaret Hanegraaf (voice teacher and classical studies), Ted Conner (vocal jazz studies and theory), and Louis Palena and Jordan Brennan (Musical Theater). She also has basic training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and hip-hop from Libra Dance Studio, Debra Sparks Dance Works, New Dance Workshop, Theater Arts Center, DPAC, Kelly Richards, Elite, Muhlenberg College, and French Woods. Danielle received a BA in Theater with concentrations in Acting and Directing from Muhlenberg College. In the Fall of 2014, Danielle studied Physical Theater (movement, voice, commedia dell'arte, physical comedy, tarantella, juggling, puppetry) at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy.
RECENT CREDITS Danielle has developed her skills in many different performance mediums. She has performed at the world famous NYC Jazz Club, BIRDLAND, is a guest host on QVC TV Network, and has appeared on vocal competitions on NBC 10, NJ programming for the Diabetes Telethon, and WPHL's 2012 revival of hit 80's TV show Dancin' On Air. In radio, she was a finalist for the WOGL Idol competition. In film, she worked with Pepperfilms and Twenty/20 productions. As a PA/ Philly native she is most proud of her 3 performances of the National Anthem for the Philadelphia 76ers (TNT) and her performance of the National Anthem for the Philadelphia Phillies. She has also performed at numerous restaurant venues on the East Coast and as a lead female vocalist and Master of Ceremonies for A Sharp Productions. She has appeared in concert venues such as Penn's Landing in Philadelphia and The Bellagio in Florida. In 2014 she performed at Spazio Seme in Italy with renowned Italian pianist Silvano Grandi. Recent stage credits include her performance in Street Scene and Every Good Boy Deserves Favor as a part of the Muhlenberg Department of Theater and Dance Main Stage 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons. In her college years, Danielle performed with The Muhlenberg Dynamics A Capella group, The Muhlenberg Theater Association Charity Cabaret, at The Speakeasy Bethlehem, and with the Muhlenberg Jazz Improv Ensemble.
PHILANTHROPY Danielle has a passion for mixing her love of music with her love of philanthropy. She has produced and performed in Charity Concerts for the American Cancer Society and The Little Rock Foundation benefitting the Blind and Visually Impaired. For her efforts, Danielle has received recognitions and awards from both organizations. Most recently she headlined a concert titled Memories which benefited The Little Rock Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired and sent multiple blind children to summer camp. Danielle is also passionate about using her platform to raise money for The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a terrible cancer that has taken so many people she loves, but specifically her grandmother who is her role model in life and performance.
TEACHING Danielle also has a love of directing and teaching. Danielle was a program director for the Bloom Program which is a part of the Particle Incubator at The Philadelphia Performing Arts High School. In previous years, she was selected to direct a new play by playwright Lauren Waters called Three Bedroom as a part of New Visions 2015-2016 which is a Main Stage Production for the Muhlenberg Department of Theater and Dance. She has assistant directed shows such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Me and My Girl, Legally Blonde, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in New York. She has taught at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts and for music, theatre, and dance programs for underprivileged students. She produced and choreographed Seussical The Musical as a part of a youth produced and directed project. She assistant directed in area schools with shows such as Little Shop of Horrors and Xanadu. She currently teaches voice lessons from her in home studio to both neuro-typical and neuro-diverse students of all ages and abilities. Please contact Danielle if you are interested! Danielle's strength as a vocal coach comes from her vast knowledge and experience in the music industry. Danielle attained multiple music industry positions at high level companies. She worked on A&R and marketing at Sony Music Masterworks, was a day to day manager at Red Light Management traveling the world on a multi city pop tour, and spent two years at William Morris Endeavor in the music department booking international tours and acquiring brand sponsorships.
AND SO... Danielle enjoys blending all aspects of her life together in order to create and support fulfilling art and give back to the community. She hopes to continue to work in the creative and media arts for the rest of her life because after all if you love what you do you never work a day in your life.