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Danielle Staropoli joined Bay Ridge Prep in 2016 as our Lower & Middle School Dance Teacher. She also serves as the dance specialist for Summers at LREI. She is an ABT certified teacher in Pre-primary through Level 3 of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. Danielle has been a guest speaker for professional development trainings at the 92 Street Y and a guest lecturer at New York University and at William Patterson University.


Danielle is currently the Director of Conferences for the New York State Dance Education Association. She has also presented numerous times at the National Dance Education Association’s annual conference, on topics including Ugandan children’s games, incorporating social-emotional books in the dance classroom, and using cultural assets to inspire dance making in early childhood.


She earned her undergraduate degree in dance from Dean College and a masters degree in dance education from New York University.