Legend has it, 22 years ago
Danielle crawled out from
the roots of a tall oak tree.
Whether she originated
from a tree or her
remains a bizarre creature.
From a young age, you
could find her paws deep
in some dirt looking for an
interesting insect to make
friends with. You
could find her at a
height deep into the
bush of a tree. You could
find her in a deep squat in
a creek somewhere
looking for a peculiar rock.
She has always carried
some form of passionate
behaviour for many
different phases in her life.
Going through insects,
dogs, horses, dragons,
dinosaurs, karate, musical theatre,
etc. Nothing quite stuck until at 16 years
of age, she stumbled upon contortion videos on
Youtube; she was hooked. From that moment she
started training, and never stopped. This obsession
ran so deep that she trained all day, 7 days a week. As the
obsession grew it morphed into a passion in the art of hand
balancing. Not much has changed, except her
mother doesn't worry about the volume of
training as much anymore. At 18, Danielle
moved to Montreal to pursue her dreams
at the National Circus School. There she
expanded her passion of hand
balancing into a variety of skills that allow
her to create using this and her artistic
capabilities. It has been quite the journey,
as she has had many opportunities to take her passion to the main stage and show the public what her life has evolved into. Not much has changed, these days you can find her in a handstand on the tree stump she crawled out of.