Danielle has been a dancer for over 20 years, choreographer for over 10 years and has had a heart for dance since she can remember. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from Hunter College, she has truly dedicated her entire life to the art of dance. Danielle has studied or taught many genres, from the ballet fundamentals to ballroom and hip hop. Danielle has been submerged in every aspect dance has to offer, traveling the country for dance, studying behind the scenes of dance productions, and performing on multiple stages. She also holds a certification in yoga and has experience teaching barre fitness!
Throughout Danielle’s experiences she has learned that dance is also the platform for developing responsibilities, discipline and lifelong relationships. Her passion for dancing, teaching and directing will continue to make DANCEintensity a place for dancers of all levels to enjoy. She looks forward to sharing everything she has to offer with our incredible students!
Heather has been a dance instructor, choreographer, and mentor for young dancers in both recreational and competitive dance classes for over twenty years. She holds a degree in education and is very excited to take on the role as studio manager.
She has an extremely strong background in Ballet and Pointe, as well as Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary. Her choreography has won at many dance competitions and she has had experience teaching in Florida, Tennessee, New Jersey and now, New York! She also holds her Vinyasa Yoga Certification through Yoga Alliance.
Heather brings fun and challenging technique-based classes to DANCEintensity that strengthens and pushes students to be their absolute best in a warm environment!
Jillian has been dancing since the age of three years old. She was a competitive dancer for over ten years and a competitive kickline dancer for six years. Jillian received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland in Special Education and her master’s degree from the University at Albany in Childhood Education. Jillian was a member of the Cortland Danceworks team for four years where she served as captain her last two years. Jillian loves sharing her passion for dance with her students and enjoys watching them grow!
Ann started dancing when she was two and a half years old. She graduated from NYIT with a Culinary Arts degree in 2007 and a Culinary Education Degree in 2009. She has a strong passion for teaching as well as a huge love for kids. She recently has choreographed for National winning dances including NDS this past summer! Miss Ann also just made her dreams come true when she became a mom to her first beautiful baby girl, Carly.
Gianna graduated Hofstra University with a degree in Marketing. She was a four year member and two year Captain on the Hofstra University Dance Team and is also a two time D1 Pom National Champion! Gianna has been dancing since she is two years old and competitively since she is nine. She was also a team member of the Long Island Nets Team Hype in 2019-2020. Gianna has some experience in backup dancing, and has danced in a few music videos!
Lexi has been dancing since she was 2. She graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a Degree in Psychology and Pre Law and is currently obtaining a Masters Degree in clinical mental health counseling for children! Lexi has been teaching dance for almost 8 years and she loves giving the kids a sense of confidence and skills they can utilize in and out of the dance studio!