Danielle is Verge's Education Director, stepping into this position in August, 2019. Originally from Denver, CO, she earned her BA in Theatre Arts and Perfomance Studies from the University of San Diego. There, she was introduced to theatre as a medium for social change and began research and practice in prison theatre in a local juvenile hall. This experience inspired her to reach out to seasoned programs around the US where she was eventually invited to work in prisons and juvenile detention centers around Kentucky and Texas. Danielle continued her research at Texas A&M University, earning an MA in Performance Studies, refocusing her thesis research on the burdens and responsibilities of prison theatre practitioners as inmate advocates.
Upon finishing her studies in Texas, Danielle realized she was graduating with an amazing wealth of applied theory, but would still be lacking in practical stage technique and training. Therefore, she went on to earn an MFA in Acting from the University of Montana. Since moving to Montana in 2015 she has performed with the Orphan Girl Children's Theatre, the Montana Repertory Theatre, and the Ellen Theatre; and has taught childrens workshops with various companies around the state before landing her dream job with the Verge. Having witnessed and experienced the healing powers of theatre, Danielle is honored to serve and to grow alongside Bozeman's colorful community through theatre education.