Danielle has worked as a multi-faceted artist for Aerial Dance Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, the Colorado Ballet, Frequent Flyers® and the Paloma Project, and has even interned with Oprah Winfrey. Danielle has performed and/or taught as an independent artist at the Berlin Circus Festival/Berlin; Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Festival/Boulder, Colorado; Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival/Santa Barbara; Aerial Greece/Athens, Greece; the San Francisco Aerial Dance/California; and Les Rencontres de Danse Aérienne/Nantes, France. Her artistic and academic work has taken her to Paris, Berlin, Athens, Brussels, Amsterdam, Toulouse, Lyon, Avallon, Nantes, London, Brighton, Lisbon, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville as well as throughout the U.S. Danielle is the second MFA dance graduate with an emphasis in aerial dance and somatics at the University of Colorado Boulder. During 2017-2018, Danielle was a Fulbright France Scholar with an affiliation as a Resident Artist at La Grainerie in Toulouse, where she worked on her multi-disciplinary project MAPS (Multicultural Aerial Performance Stories), which explored the topics of grief and news media through interactive performance. Upon completing her Fulbright, she returned to Europe to work on four projects: In Berlin, Danielle taught transdisciplinary artistic collaboration at the renowned Berlin Circus Festival. As an artist in residency at Nils Obstrat in Paris, she collaborated with Leslie Levi and Laura Desimages on a VR/360/3D/drone film that was commissioned by the Commission Franco-Américaine. This film obscures drone and human body suspension to arouse a destabilizing proprioceptive experience for the audience. In Athens, Danielle collaborated on a performance with a public sound installation housed in three large sculptures created by Rebecca Deutsch. In Avallon, Danielle was invited to participate in the Circus Dialogues Project, facilitated by Belgian Professor Bauke Lievens. This groundbreaking project is a critical examination of contemporary European cirque. Additionally, Tethered, a dance film made in France through collaboration with an art photographer and experimental filmmaker, David Allen and Franck Gonnaud, respectively, was screened at the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. Recently, Danielle performed in Open Space as well as had a resdiency at SBCAST in Santa Barbara where she collaborated with neuroscientists on creating parasympathetic responses via aerial fabric community improvisations as part of the TACTUS retreat. Additionally Danielle was selected to respresent Boulder artists for the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema Community Project as well as invited to be a part of the B.E.A.T (Boulder Experimental Arts and technology) exhibition. Danielle is currently continuing her research as a PhD student en cotutelle at Concordia University in Montréal and Université de Montpellier in France. She is also a part of the international Fulbright Specialist Roster from 2021-2025.

Danielle K. Garrison

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Video footage by Cattelan Yvan

  filmed at Le Lido Toulouse, France