Danielle Thomas was born and raised in New York, New York. Danielle began her extensive dance training at the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) at the age of four where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, West African, modern and contemporary dance. Upon graduating high school, Ms. Thomas was invited by Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, Arthur Mitchell, to dance professionally with the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company. During her tenure with the Dance Theater of Harlem, Ms. Thomas had the opportunity to travel the world appearing and performing on various platforms including Sesame Street, Chinese New Year Parade in Hong Kong, China, and the world’s famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York alongside Gregory Hines, and Ben Vereen, to name a few. Ms. Thomas has also had the opportunity to train and perform with various professional dance companies, study, and train with some of the most prominent dance companies and artists over her nineteen-year tenure as a professionally trained ballet dancer, including her mentor, the late legendary Arthur Mitchell. In more recent years, Ms. Thomas has taught at Rockefeller Center for the Radio City Rockettes, as well as Harlem School of the Arts, Ballet Tech, New York City Charters Schools and her alma mater, Dance Theatre of Harlem school. Ms. Thomas is the recipient of her Certification in the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum and is delighted to join the Joffrey Ballet organization this summer.