Danielle Diniz has been commissioned to create new works for Jacob's Pillow, Avant Chamber Ballet, and Columbia Ballet Collaborative, and was a choreographer for DanceBreak 2020 (musical theater's leading platform for upcoming Broadway choreographers). Her work has been shown in Stars of American Ballet and New York Choreographers’ Forum, among others. She was recently awarded a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts to present a full evening of her choreography. She has held guest teaching/master classes for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Perpetual Motion Dance Studio, and in St. Petersburg, Russia via DanceOpen. After earning her B.A. from Cornell University, she joined the Dirty Dancing national tour and performed regionally in multiple shows, including featured roles in National Pastime and My Fair Lady, both under the direction of Tony nominee Hunter Foster and Waitress's Lorin Latarro. She served as Dance Captain/Phantom for three years of this team's The Rocky Horror Show and was also Associate Choreographer for the production's fourth incarnation.