Danielle de Ojeda
Danielle “Dizzle” de Ojeda was born and raised in San Jose, California. She trained and competed in a variety of styles beginning at age four, and earned her B.A. in dance from San Jose State University. She performed for two years with the resident company, University Dance Theater, and worked with such choreographers as Rogelio Lopez, Robert Dekkers, Dominique Lomuljo, Jill Yager, Fred Mathews, and Heather Cooper, among others. She currently dances professionally with ArcTangent Dance Company, and has danced with contemporary companies DVDance and Nhan Ho Project.
She has been instructing dancers of all ages for seventeen years in styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical, and is a certified Acrobatics Arts instructor. She became the Artistic Director of an award-winning, non-profit dance company, Dynamics Performance Team, in 2016 until it’s final season in 2021. She finds true joy in choreographing, an exploratory journey that started at the age of sixteen and continues today. Her choreography has won first place awards at various competitions in the Bay Area. At Dance Masters of America Nationals 2021, she was honored to receive the choreography award during the Miss and Mister Solo Title Competition, as well as a choreography award from Heat Convention and Competition in 2022. Her choreographic credits include SJSU’s Images in Dance, DVDance, Willow Glen High School Dance Team, Dynamics Performance Team, and Acuity Dance Company. She is dedicated to helping herself and others find their own path towards artistry, and excited to share dance with those around her!