Danielle started her dance career at age 8. She danced competitively (jazz and acrobatics) throughout the tri-state area including New York City.


She went on to become a two time captain for the Uconn Huskies cheerleading squad. She was chosen to be a staff member for UCA (Universal Cheerleader’s Association) in which she taught throughout the East Coast.


Danielle later moved to New York City in 1992 and became a professional dancer/ cheerleader for the New Jersey Nets. She also studied acting and landed a role on the daytime soap opera “One Life to Live”, as well as several television commercials including national ads for Glad, Toyota, Camry, Tide, Leapfrog, Foxwoods Casino, and Olive Garden.


After 11 years in NYC, Danielle moved to Guilford. She now resides here with her husband Joseph and daughters Mea, 8 and Julia, 6 and son Luca, 4. She also has an 18 year old stepson, Joey, who is a very successful actor in Canada. He stars in the number one rated TV show, “The Parents.”

Danielle Scarpellino , Instructor