Danielle Rathey has studied classical ballet for more than thirty years. She started her training in Massachusetts and continued in Florida where she trained at a local competitive studio and Southern Ballet Theater. Danielle was accepted to Boston Conservatory and has trained with leaders in the field including Gretchen Ward Warren, former Ballet Mistress of ABT II, and John Parks of Alvin Ailey. Danielle continues her study in dance here in Connecticut and in New York City. She regularly attends class across the city to continuously improve her technique and fuel inspiration.
Danielle holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, is a School Psychologist and Adjunct Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University and Southern Connecticut State Universities where she teaches courses oriented toward mental health and wellness, research methods, and counseling methods. Her work is oriented toward equitable access to resources as well as identifying and breaking down barriers that interfere with progress. She has launched “Ballet Brushworks” to bring dance back to public schools.