MEET YOUR THERAPIST
Dr. Danelle’s forty-two years in the dance world fueled her passion to work with dancers’ injuries. She combined her passion for dance with her skills in orthopedics to work with thousands of dancers and other athletes, at the pre-professional level and professional levels. She has worked with local DC dance companies, DC dance schools and notable companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Little Dancer Theater, and CHICAGO!
Dr. Danelle has used her 17 years experience in the field to help her patients, but also to give back. She has lectured at Howard University, University of Maryland , University of Delaware, Marymount University on dance medicine , injury assessment and treatment. She has also presented on Dance Medicine, DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and Physical Therapy think tanks (Graham Sessions) at the national level - American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She has also been featured on national publications (APTA Magazine) and international dance medicine conferences on her published dance research at International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). Dr. Danelle’s expert topics include dancer injuries, injury prevention, patient advocacy and business mentorship for women.
Dr. Danelle lives in Washington DC with her close friends and cats Ché and Fidel. When she is out of the clinic, you can find her traveling the world, and spending time with her family in Trinidad, England, and Australia. And of course, always finding time to dance.