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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 been featured in Sports Illustrated, 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. Since founding The Trybe, Danielle's choreography has been selected and performed at the Johns Hopkins Peabody Dance! Festival (Baltimore, MD), The Richmond Dance Festival (Richmond, VA), and The Women in Dance Leadership Conference. Her students have also been selected as Brown Girls Do Ballet Ambassadors and selected as assistant dancers on tour with major dance conventions. 

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Ashley Rivette is a dancer and choreographer from Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  During their 2019 and 2020 seasons, Ashley was an apprentice with Christopher K. Morgan & Artists in Washington, DC. Ashley has also performed with the Merce Cunningham Trust for their Centennial Celebration performance at Dance Place DC in 2019. She is a recent graduate of Shenandoah University, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Additionally, Ashley is the 2021 recipient of both the Shenandoah Conservatory Outstanding Performance in Dance Award and the Elizabeth Bergmann Choreography Award. While at Shenandoah University she had the opportunity to work with Sidra Bell, Yoshito Sakuraba, Christian Von Howard (Von Howard Project), Ana Maria Alvarez (CONTRA-TIEMPO), Ilana Goldman, and Tiffanie Carson to name a few.

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Sheanice Hazen is a dancer and musician from Maryland.  She has had training in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop. Sheanice has performed during halftime at the Globetrotters game, and she was a featured dancer for the National Cherry Blossom Parade.  Sheanice has performed with The House of Tap Company at the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center.  Sheanice is a Future Shock DC and Culture Shock DC alumnus. She performed in Ama Law’s Thesis Tides. Sheanice is a current member of LED (Laura Edwards Dancers).