TitlesAssistant Professor of Dance
What I value is risk taking, curiosity, research, courage, and compassion. I believe in empowering students—increasing their agency to engage with the material for themselves, including the intent and interpretations in the practice, performativity, and execution.
Danielle Davidson joined the Conservatory in 2015 and is an assistant professor of dance specializing in ballet and contemporary technique.
Davidson is a dancer, choreographer, and educator who has performed, taught, and been commissioned to create new works in Europe and North America. She has danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Fila 13 Productions, Opera Ontario, and the Banff Festival Company, among others, and has performed as a soloist or generated lead roles in works by Thierry Malandain, George Balanchine, and Roland Petit, to name a few.
She is the recipient of Le Prix du Jury from the Festival Internationale de Danse Encore (2001). Davidson earned her D.E.C. (Diplôme d’études collégiales) in dance from Cégep du Vieux Montréal in 2001. She has taught at a number of professional dance schools and conservatories in Canada and the United States, including L’Ecole supérieure de ballet du Quebec. Davidson continues to perform regularly with project-based companies in New England and beyond. In addition, she is the coartistic director/performer of Doppelgänger Dance Collective, a duets-performance project that Davidson and Shura Baryshnikov cofounded in June 2015, which commissions new works each season by nationally renowned choreographers, engages live musicians, and performs internationally.