Danielle trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the Drama, Applied Theatre and Education Course. She is one of the co-founders of Mawa Theatre Company, the UK’s first all Black all Female Shakespeare Company, and works part time as an Associate Director (Talent Development) with Queens Theatre Hornchurch Essex. In 2020 Danielle curated and hosted discussions with Queens Theatre Hornchurch & Mercury Theatre Colchester titled ‘Black Essex and Here’ which inspired her to write her first full length play.
Danielle spent her residency researching and developing her new project, Ode To My Essex Galdem. This will inform a new play which will tell a story of Black girls at secondary school in Essex. During her residency, Danielle had conversations with high school students, teachers and creatives. With fundraising support from Metal, Danielle has successfully received support through Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice grant.
Acting theatre credits include: Til Death Do Us Part (Theatre 503) Sky Comedy Rep (Birmingham Rep) Aladdin (Mercury Theatre); …cake (Theatre Peckham); Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (Gielgud Theatre/International Tour); The Color Purple (Birmingham Hippodrome/Leicester Curve/The Color Purple – At Home); Macbeth (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); Wildfire (Hampstead Theatre); Guys And Dolls (The Royal Exchange Theatre); Little Shop Of Horrors (Theatre Clwyd) and One Hundred Trillion (The Old Vic Workrooms). Television includes: The Sandman (Netflix/Warner Bros).
As a director and assistant director:
DNA by Dennis Kelly Arts Educational School
Regional Theatre Director’s Scheme
All My Sons by Arthur Miller at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
Image credit: Dujonna Gift; Photo: Steve Gregson from Til Death Do Us Part at Theatre 503