Danielle also known as Mrs. Dani is a native of St. Helena Island, SC. She is married with a daughter and a son. She began her dance training at the age of 7, which is when she fell in love with the art form. At the age of 13 she began to dance competitively in which she won numerous awards and scholarships. She has experience in many genres of dance such as ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, and more! After high school, Dani attended Winthrop University, which is where she obtained her Bachelor of Art in Dance with a concentration in Business Management. She has trained under highly qualified professional dancers.
Post graduation Dani moved back to her hometown, where she began her career teaching at local studios and for Beaufort County School District. She received her South Carolina Teaching Certificate. through the South Carolina PACE program. Dani also teaches full time dance at Whale Branch Early College High School and is over the schools dance ensemble and majorette dance team.
Dani received her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She loves the art of dance and is always looking for new ways to improve as an individual and for her dance studio. Dani has dreamed of owning her own dance studio ever since she was a child. She has now made her dream become her reality.
Recreational & Competition Team Instructor
Kaiya Washington is a native Beaufort, SC and a 2019 Beaufort High School graduate, currently attending the Technical College of the Lowcountry to study Criminology. Starting off as a gymnast at the age of 8 she quickly progressed in tumbling, but didn’t love it as much as dancing. She began her dance career at the age of 9, and her competitive dance career at 10. Kaiya danced competitively for 7 years, and had been awarded numerous awards and scholarships. Her senior year in high school she choreographed Beaufort High School’s “Matilda the Musical.” She also was apart of IMMABreathe dance company, Season 2. Kaiya hopes to one day make it big but until then she will continue to share her love for dance.
Marissa Davis is a 22 year old college senior who has danced for 20 years of her life. Growing up she attended a dance studio in Beaufort, SC where she trained in a wide-range of genres. While dancing at a local studio she decided to compete, in which she traveled to multiple competitions where she won numerous scholarships. After high-school she received a scholarship from AMDA College Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los, Angeles California. Marissa has vigorously trained in all styles of movement. In June of 2021 Marissa will be graduating with a BFA in Dance Theater.
Morgan began dancing ever since she was old enough to walk. As a kid she would dance down the aisles of the grocery store, through the house, around the yard, and anywhere else she could. She began her official training when she was 5 years old. In 2014 she began training under Ms. Dani and her love for dance grew even stronger. Morgan, is now studying at the University of South Carolina, in Beaufort, SC. Morgan's goal is to one day open her own dance studio, where she can share her knowledge of dance with young dancers.
Master Class Instructor/ Hip-Hop Company Director
Eric Freeman, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina where he began dancing at age nine. He loved dancing. When he was eleven, Eric started competing at dance competitions and knew that his heart was in dancing. While competing he attended dance conventions, even winning many scholarships and “Dancer of the Year” awards. Eric credits his family as they inspired him to purse dance as a career. At age 16 he started teaching dance classes and at age 20 got booked for his first professional dance job. Later at age 21 Eric moved to Los Angeles, California to further purse his professional dance career.
He has performed at the Grammys, danced at the Apollo with Debbie Allen, opened for Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled for the AIDS Foundation, trained with the Cuban National Ballet School, was featured in ABC’s Modern Family and appeared in children tv series such as, “Chorals Tales.” Eric now teaches and choreographs for different dance companies and is also an Artist at Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles. Eric prides himself in embodying strong principles learned from former teachers while influencing young minds and souls during his travels as a performer, choreographer and master teacher around the world.
Office Manager/Competition Team Coordinator