Danielle Teale's Biography
Danielle Teale is an independent community dance artist based in Hackney, East London with a portfolio of rich and varied experience in dance teaching, choreography, directing and project management. Her empathic, supportive and imaginative approach to dance places the enjoyment and achievement of others at the core of her work. She is recognised for providing high quality artistic experiences for dancers and non-dancers alike, from early years to older dancers.
Danielle’s portfolio includes work with East London Dance as lead artist for their integrated dance programme plus design and delivery of their Dance to Health programme for older adults at risk of falls, in partnership with innovative arts enterprise AESOP. She also delivers bespoke workshops and projects as Community Dance Artist for Green Candle Dance Company; in schools, in care homes and in the community for older adults and people with dementia.
Danielle has worked in the field of dance for Parkinson’s for six years. She attended the Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance for PD®
training course in New York in 2010 and is a long standing member of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK. She coordinated the highly successful Dance for Parkinson’s programme for English National Ballet, delivering CPD courses, and mentoring emerging artists. Danielle continues to deliver weekly classes for ENB in London and has been invited to guest teach in London and internationally for Dance for Parkinson’s groups. She is currently mentoring an emerging dance for Parkinson’s artist based in West London through the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK mentoring scheme.
Danielle was a recipient of the Dance UK teacher mentoring bursary in 2014 and the Lisa Ullman Travel Scholarship in 2015 which enabled her to join the Dance for Health and Parkinson’s team in their Rotterdam artists training and design process for their new Dance for MS programme. She is currently in the final phase of a Masters Degree in Community Dance at University of Roehampton.