Danielle Luna

Miss Luna began her dance training at the age of three. She joined Youth America Ballet at age 11 and began competing with local competition teams. Danielle received her jazz, lyrical, and modern training from Cheryl Klaft. She earned her classical ballet training with Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky, former principals of the Moscow Classical Ballet in Russia. After training as a classical and commercial dancer for eight years, Miss Luna began dancing with the SCHS Dance team, her team earned four national titles. Danielle had the privilege to train with Kelly Devine, Tim Stevenson, Leann Alduena, Tyson Garner, & Mike Esperanza. In 2006, Miss Luna was one of seventy-five dancers selected internationally to study with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City where she continued training in ballet, jazz, modern, African, and Horton. Throughout her training, Miss Luna competed as a soloist at the regional and national level and earned several overall awards and titles. In 2009, Miss Luna was accepted as 1 of only 25 freshmen into the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Dance Department, which ranks in the top 10 in North America and has a degree in Communications and Dance. She remains a member of the CSULB National Society of Collegiate Scholars for undergraduate students who academically rank in the top 20%. Miss Luna’s classical and commercial training has inspired her to train well-rounded students who involve themselves in several forms of dance, and continues to produce award-winning pieces of choreography. Her students have achieved many overall and special judges awards throughout various regional and national competitions. She also continues to win several choreography awards throughout various dance competitions. Miss Luna continues to produce exceptional dancers and pieces and hopes to continue in her successful career in choreography and dance education.

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