Danielle Ricci is an educator, choreographer, director, and dancer. She received her BFA in Dance Performance from University of California, Irvine in 2006 under direction of Donald McKayle. In 2014 she graduated with an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and earned an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University in 2018. She has studied at The Ailey School in New York City as part of their Certificate in Dance Program studying with Milton Myers, Tracy Inman, Nancy Turano, and Sharon Wong. Danielle has danced professionally in California, Texas, and Minnesota performing with Loretta Livingston and Dancers, Austin Classical Ballet, and Austin City Ballet. 

Danielle is the Founding Artistic Director of Borealis Dance Theatre- a professional modern dance company based in Minneapolis. She is also the director of Dance Camera North- an annual international dance film festival. She is currently a dance specialist for Minneapolis Public Schools. Her choreography has been recognized as “Best of the Festival” at the Frontera Fringe Festival in Austin, TX in 2010 and 2012. 

Catch Borealis Dance Theatre at the Festival!

HAPPY HOUR SHOWING – Friday, July 16 5:30-6:30pm

Photos by Sif Cheng and Dan Norman