Danielle DorschDanielle comes to us from The Joffrey Chicago as a Company Trainee, where she studied under Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev.

Danielle began her ballet training with Natasha Bar, and Albert Davydov. At the age of 15, she left her home in New York to study at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. under the direction of Marianna Lebanova. Later, returning to New York, Danielle privately trained with Elena Kunikova and Alexander Tressor.

She has performed corps, soloist, and principal roles in Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Thumbelina, Paquita, Swan Lake, Raymonda, and La Bayadere. She has also performed in choreography, and been coached by Jennifer Archibald. Danielle is an ArchCore 40 alumni.

This is Danielle’s second season with San Diego Ballet.

More about Danielle…

Who influenced you most to become the dancer you are today?

My dad. He has inspired me to always strive to be better. To have the thoughts of a pro athlete but have the passion of an artist.

What was the funniest episode(s) you’ve experienced in your career?

I had just gotten a spray tan and had class the next day. I wore sweat-ez shorts and my tights stained brown and my legs became white.

Who would you most like to share the stage with (living or dead)?

I would love to share the stage with Alina Somova. I love the way she captivated the audience. And her legs are amazing.

What goes through your mind just before you perform?

Right before I perform I imagine that I were in the audience. This makes me dance the way I want to see other dancers perform.

What do you like/admire most about San Diego Ballet?

I feel very comfortable; like the only thing I have to worry about is becoming a better dancer.