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Danae Rees, Dance in Schools and Communities Coordinator

Danae Rees

Danae Rees

Dance in Schools and Communities Coordinator

As a Dance Education Specialist, Danae brings many years of experience across the range of dance sectors. Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, she studied at Queensland University of Technology, receiving a double Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts (Dance) & Education (Secondary).   She has provided dance instruction and training in public schools, studios and universities, covering a range of dance forms and teacher training programs. Whilst working in the UK as Head of Dance at Jo Richardson Community School in East London, Danae developed inclusive standards based dance curriculum across grade levels K-12, working closely with the feeder elementary schools and other dance teachers/organizations.  She integrated dance programs and special youth dance initiatives to extended creative and performing experiences for gifted and talented students, working on projects with; Wayne McGregor (Ballroom Scene for Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire), Youth Dance England, The Royal Ballet School Project, The Royal Academy of Dance (school based teacher mentor), the Center for Advance Training Program (C.A.T) in Dance at Laban and The Place, C-12 Dance Theatre and others – helping to guide future careers in dance.  Prior to joining San Francisco Ballet, Danae was School and Community Alliance Manager at Luna Dance Institute.  She currently freelances as a Dance Education consultant, is Co-President of the California Dance Education Association (CDEA) and serves on the board of Axis Dance Company. Danae is committed to maintaining high standards for dance and dance education, broadening the dance audience base and moving the dance profession forward.

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