Artist Profile - Dani Tirrell
Dani Tirrell, originally from Inkster, MI, is a queer, Black, movement artist. Dani choreographs, performs, and guides others through movement using principles/ideas set in the African Diaspora. Dani guides bodies at Northwest Tap Connection and as a part-time lecturer in the dance department at the University of Washington. Dani has worked with Jazz and Spirit Dance Theatre of Detroit and Detroit Windsor Dance Academy and Company. The work that Dani creates is centered on Dani’s experience being guided and taught by Black Femmes and Black queer communities. In 2019, Dani has began work on The Congregation, a mostly black-lead and POC friendly group of artists, exploring and centering work on what it is to be black, queer, and full of joy in the United Sates of America. Dani will continue with the 21st Season (2019/2020) of Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas as its Artistic co-curator.