DANIELLE LANAE BURDICK is a vibrant and energetic singer, actor, and dancer with a Southern California heart and a New York City soul. Above all else, she considers herself an artist with steep aspirations to create and collaborate with those in her theatrical community.
Most recently, Danielle has been seen: dancing with Gwen Stefani on NBC for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; performing at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater for Willie Dee's cabaret "Thanking You!"; Working on an exciting virtual reality movement project with ALMA NYC; Featured by online fashion and lifestyle destination Refinery29 for her unique point of view as a performer in regards to dressing. The "Style Roots" series also focused on Danielle as a Tustin native undergoing a style evolution upon moving to New York City.
"The professionally trained dancer and Tustin, CA native switched up her quintessential SoCal-girl vibes (flip-flops, tank tops, "easy beach style," as she puts it) for an East-Coast-appropriate uniform (leather jackets, sturdy boots, etc.) when she moved to New York four years ago. But taking a closer look, the aspiring Broadway performer is the true definition of a style chameleon in that she constantly switches up her self-styled ensembles as she heads from audition to audition, creating looks that fit a specific role in a specific time to tell a specific story. And as we learned, that approach to dressing doesn’t stop when she’s offstage either. With a flexible (in more ways than one) aesthetic that blends feminine and masculine with classic and edgy, the up-and-comer fills us in on why thinking of life as scenes and clothing as costumes can be surprisingly liberating." -Gina Marinelli for R29
Growing up in Tustin, California, Danielle began dancing at the age of 6, initially studying ballet and jazz. It wasn't long before she discovered Musical Theater and became entranced with the challenge and euphoria of encompassing speech, song, and movement in story telling. Her technical education also includes voice, acting, Fosse technique, partnering, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, and Latin Fusion. Danielle received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Dance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and performed in musicals and dance concerts throughout her college experience. After graduating, she deepened her kinesthetic knowledge and mind-body awareness by acquiring a comprehensive Pilates teaching certification from BASI (Body Arts and Sciences International.) Pilates has been a constant in her life ever since; being an instructor grounds her both mentally and physically amidst the waves of an artistic career.
Upon moving to New York, Danielle participated in the esteemed Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester intensive. There, she further honed her skill set to be vastly competitive in the NYC dance and theater industry and was awarded the program title of "Most Outstanding Student." She has been called a "dynamic", "versatile", and "consistent" artist and a "true triple threat". Danielle has enjoyed the privilege of dancing for artists like Rihanna (MTV VMA'S) and the Rolling Stones (Tour), and her favorite theater credits include A Chorus Line (Bebe, LMU), Kiss Me, Kate! (Hattie, LMU), CATS (Demeter, Flat Rock Playhouse) and Mamma Mia! (Swing, National Tour.)