The Arts Hub Founder and Director, Danielle, moved to the Isle of Man with her family in 1997. During her time as a student at Ballakermeen High School, Danielle was heavily involved in many aspects of the Arts in the Manx community. At the age of 19, Danielle embarked on a three year Performing Arts Degree at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. On completion of her degree, Danielle worked professionally in a number of fringe and touring productions in the United Kingdom and internationally. Danielle’s passion for teaching developed during this time when she worked as a singing, drama and music teacher delivering private lessons to both amateur enthusiasts, as well as professional actors and dancers whilst working for well established Performing Arts Schools in London and the home counties.
Danielle completed a PGCE at Middlesex University in 2009 and started a career in Secondary Education in London as Head of Music. In 2012, Danielle returned to the Isle of Man to take up the role as Faculty Leader for Arts at Ballakermeen High School. Danielle left Ballakermeen High School in July 2018 to run The Arts Hub full time.
Since returning to the Isle of Man, Danielle hasn’t been able to resist the opportunity to work with the many talented performer’s on the Island at the Gaiety, initially in ‘The Full Monty’ with JT Production and more recently as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the Douglas Choral Union’s production of ‘Sister Act’. Danielle is kept busy teaching these days, but can be seen performing in concerts and shows on the island when time allows!