Danielle has worked in the UK as an artist and educator for the last 20 years. Her positions as Senior Lecturer in Voice & Speech and head of theatre, acting and dance departments have led her to develop degree programs in acting, theatre-making, musical theatre, technical theatre, and contemporary dance. A recent success includes building the successful Theatre & Dance Department at Falmouth University, creating an internationally recognized training destination for performing artists.
Danielle holds an MA Voice Studies from Central School of Speech & Drama (UK) and BMus from the Vancouver Academy of Music (Canada), and has sought mentorship training with international voice & speech practitioners such as Kristin Linklater, Barbara Houseman, Frankie Armstrong, Dr Meribeth Dayme, and Anne-Marie Speed. As a voice, speech and singing coach, she works with occupational voice users in the fields of acting, theatre-making, singing, teaching and business. Performance experience is founded as a classical singer specializing in Baroque and contemporary performance, with a practice that spreads across Canada, UK, Ireland, and Bulgaria.
Additional certifications include ‘Designated Linklater Teacher’, certified Core Singing Teacher™ (Dr Meribeth Dayme), certified ‘Natural Voice Practitioner’ (Frankie Armstrong) and trained in the Estill and Accent methods. Her vocal and physical work is informed by additional studies with: Cicely Berry, Roy Hart practitioners, Miranda Tufnell, and Feldenkrais and Alexander technique approaches. A keen enthusiast of many musical styles, Danielle has explored singing practices with Kevin Crawford and Jonathan Hart (Roy Hart Theatre, Fr), Frankie Armstrong (UK), Meredith Monk (USA), Theatr Zar (Poland), and The Pilpani Family (Georgia) in contemporary, folk, Eastern European and Georgian singing styles, as well as connecting with her heritage of French Canadian and Scottish folksong. Danielle continues to perform in her spare time through the mediums of early music, traditional song, and ‘multichannel on-location performance recording’ through collaboration with composer Dr Philip Reeder. Additional collaborations with composers include: Federico Reuben, Tobin Stokes, Stephen Brown, and Murray Adaskin.
Topics taught at CCPA: Voice & Speech Techniques, Text, Accent, Acting Through Song, Singing Technique.