Performing Arts Teacher & Grade 8 Cohort Teacher
Danielle Bazinet has been teaching dance and theater for over twenty years, seventeen years have been at Sage in the roles of Performing Arts Teacher and Musical Director. Prior to working at Sage, she completed her M.A. in Dance and Dance Education at NYU and holds a dual B.A. in Theater Education and Communications from Regis College. At Regis College, she co-founded and directed the Regis College Dance Company, performing in many dance and theatrical productions. At NYU she was a performer with the Kaleidoscope Dance Company and was fortunate to study with many inspirational dance educators and performers. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership in Education at Regis College. Her research is focused on arts education, best practices of arts curriculum, and the return on investments of studying improvisation and its impact on fostering transferable 21st century skills, specifically the 4 C’s. Danielle has presented her work at The National Dance Education Organization Conference, The Massachusetts State Dance Education Organization Conference, The New England Gifted and Talented Conference, The National Association Gifted Conference and Lesley University. Danielle is also an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State University in the Dance Education Program. An advocate for arts education, Danielle has served as a consultant for Massachusetts on the revisions of the Massachusetts Arts Frameworks and teacher licensure exams, and was a founding member of the Massachusetts Dance Education Organization. Presently she is a board member and secretary of Arts|Learning, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts in Massachusetts K-12 schools.