Danielle Lyndsay is a native of Clinton, MD. Over the 25 years of her dance career, Danielle has extensively trained in classical ballet, contemporary jazz, musical theater, modern, Hip Hop, West African dance and gymnastics. An alumnae of Bishop McNamara High School, she concentrated in lyrical jazz and West African dance. While there, she also became a student choreographer, playing vital artistic roles in her Junior and Senior festivals, being named Dancer of the Year by the American Dance Association upon graduation and inducted as a senior member of the Sankofa West African Dance Troupe. 

 

Danielle attended Frostburg State University (MD), majoring in psychology and minoring in dance. As a member of the FSU Dance Company, Danielle was a student choreographer for four years, and is a founding member and choreographer for the FSU Epitome Hip Hop Dance Team. Danielle is a graduate of the prestigious Broadway Dance Center internship program (New York, NY). Concentrating in contemporary jazz and hip hop, she trained under some of the industry's top choreographers including Brice Mousset, Slam, Luam, Rhapsody James and Sheryl Murakami. While at BDC, Danielle also had the opportunity to set and perform her original choreography for the BDC winter and spring showcases.

    

After college Danielle returned to her alma mater, Bishop McNamara to join the Fine Arts Department as a teacher and choreographer in the Classical Dance Program. While there, she also coached the Varsity Dance Team for two years, leading them to both UDA & MAPDA Championships in her final year. Since then, Danielle has taught at the National High School Dance Festival at Point Park University (PA), where her choreography was also selected to be showcased, the Joffrey Ballet Jazz & Contemporary Program (NY) under the direction of Michael Blake, and set pieces for various high school dance teams and dance programs in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Students under Danielle’s tutelage have signed contracts and maintained dance careers with major agencies such as BLOC (GA and CA), Clear Talent (NY), MSA (NY), and Go2Talent (CA), danced with companies and brands such as the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders and the Washington Wizards Dancers, attended and graduated from collegiate dance programs at colleges such as The University of Maryland, Towson University, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and University of the Arts.  Danielle also specializes in Active Isolated Flexibility, Stretching & Alignment for Athletes, working with gymnasts, basketball and football players in introducing and maintaining key exercises in cross conditioning.

 

Before founding The Trybe Dance Collective, Danielle was a member of the DanceMakers Inc (MD) creative team from 2012-2020 as the Competitive Troupe Rehearsal Director and as the Lead Jazz and Lyrical Choreographer. Her choreography over the years received countless entertainment, choreography, and title awards on both the regional and national levels. Her choreography at DanceMakers was also featured in campaigns for Rap Snacks, Russian Pointe Ballet Shoes, and in Dance Spirit Magazine. During her time there, she also took on the role of Co-Competiton Coordinator, maintaining the studio’s relationships with competition brands, acting as on site liaison, and assisting in communications between parents and the studio. 

Victoria Keithline is a native of the Washington DC Metropolitan area. She holds an A.A
from Prince George's Community College, and a B.A in Dance from the University of
Maryland, College Park. Victoria has been dancing for 41 years and teaching the art
forms of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, improvisation and composition
for over 30 years.


Victoria started the Dance Team at Bishop McNamara High School (BMHS) in
Forestville, Md. in 1992 and the Classical Dance Program in 1994. BMHS was the first
school within the Archdiocese of Washington to develop a Dance Team and Dance
Program. Under her direction and curriculum development, the BMHS Classical Dance
Program became one of the strongest technical comprehensive Dance Education
programs offered in the Washington Metropolitan area at the high school level. Upon
her departure from the school in 2018, the program had grown to offer 9 sections of
dance, 2 tracks (tap & classical), 5 technical levels, honors dance, and a National Honor
Society for Dance Arts with an enrollment of 140 students, both male and female. She
also held the positions of Theatre Director and Fine Arts Department Chair for 4
years during her 24 years at BMHS.


Over the last 30+ years, Victoria has trained and mentored thousands of dancers. Many
of them have gone on to perform, choreograph and teach professionally.
Victoria was a featured soloist, and associate choreographer for the Kennedy Center's
2005 National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Gala with the NSO Pops and for the Lincoln
Center’s New York Philharmonic Gala in 2008 under the direction of the late world-
renowned conductor Marvin Hamlisch.


Victoria also has an extensive background in musical theatre. She has choreographed
musicals for several local theater groups and schools. Some of these musicals include
Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter (Dublin Fringe Festival), Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Pippin, Oliver, and The
Nutcracker. She also directed and choreographed Bye Bye Birdie, 42nd Street, and
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
In 2016, Victoria Co-Founded New Possibilities for Youth through Arts & Athletics, a
non-profit organization, with her husband, Martin Keithline, and in 2019 she became the
DMV Region Director and serves on the Board of Directors for the Niyah Center, a non-
profit interfaith and empowerment center.


In addition to her love for the Arts, Victoria developed a passion for Life Coaching after
experiencing powerful personal breakthroughs with her own coach. She began a
coaching certification program and launched her coaching business, VictoryUs
Coaching, LLC in 2018. After receiving her ACC certification from the International
Coaching Federation in 2019, she had an opportunity to combine her expertise in
curriculum development, Dance Education, and Life &  Leadership Coaching in a
partnership with the Dance Institute of Washington (DIW). She was hired as a
consultant on the development of DIW’s Arts Workforce Development Program and as a
Coach for 18 of their students as part of DIW’s Holistic Dance Training Experience.

Victoria is currently a Life &Business Breakthrough Coach teaching Entrepreneurs how
to work less and reduce overwhelm while increasing their exposure, impact, and
income. Some of her favorite clients to work with are professional performing artists.
Before working with Victoria, they were Artists, but after working with her, they are
Artpreneurs!

Alisha Rena Peek is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance, and former company member of Ailey II, the second company to the world reknown Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She has performed and taught both internationally and domestically while in the company and has worked with many influential choreographers such as Robert Battle, Andrea Miller, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, and Juel D. Lane to name a few. Ms. Peek began her formal dance training at the Washington School of Ballet and later went on to train at Dance Theatre of Harlem Kennedy Center Residency, Kirov Ballet Academy, and The Art of Technique under the direction of Troy D. Brown. Ms. Peek attended summer intensive programs at American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem (scholarship recipient), Boston Ballet (scholarship recipient), Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and The Ailey School (scholarship recipient). She also appeared in season one of the hit FX series Pose.

Ballet Dancer

"Before meeting the Teaching Artists of The Trybe in high school, I was your typical ballet bunhead and nothing more than that. They taught me that dance is so much more than ballet, and expanded my knowledge of dance while pushing me to not give up on myself while venturing into uncharted genres of dance. Without having them expanding my view of dance in high school, my abilities would not be where they are today. Through Danielle's choreography, I learned that dance can tell stories of social justice and incite change, and this inspired me to pursue interdiscplinary research in college. I am now on the path to get my BA in Dance, Political Science, and African & African-American Studies at the University of Rochester, and while I still enjoy a good ballet class, my love of dance has vastly expanded—thanks to The Trybe."

Catherine Ramsey

University of Rochester Dance Major

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