Danielle Hernandez has nearly 30 years of dance training, competition and performance experience. Danielle landed her first professional gig at the age of 11 when she was cast as a featured dancer in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She was a Junior Nets Dancer for the NJ Nets basketball team and soon became one of the youngest NJ Nets Dancers at the age of 17. Danielle received her acting and musical theater training at the prestigious Musical Theater Works Conservatory and has performed on many regional stages including the New Jersey State Theater and the Rogue Theater Company in NYC. Danielle attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a major in Dance and minor in Music, and was also a member of the Rutgers University Dance Team. Upon graduation, Danielle toured nationally with the original cast of Selena Forever and played Cha-Cha in the European Tour of West Side Story. She also made it to the TV screen in the soap opera Guiding Light. Danielle has studied at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center with Joe Lanteria, Suzi Taylor, Nick Leon and Colleen Walsh, where she became a scholarship student. At age of 15, Danielle fell in love with teaching dance and coaching dance competition cheer squads and dance teams. While coaching she brought her teams to success with State, Regional and National Championship titles. She has continued teaching and choreographing for local studios, dance teams, and cheer squads for 18 years. Danielle is also a singer/songwriter. After many years of guitar, piano and vocal training, she self-released a debut album of her original material entitled, Bringing in the Sun. She has performed her music all over the tri-state area including major music venues in NYC including The Bitter End, Iguana Lounge, River and more.