Dani Tirrell

Dani Tirrell
Dance artist, performer, choreographer

Dance artist, performer, choreographer and dance educator. Dani was born and rised in Inkster, MI. Dani has danced with Jazz and Spirit Dance Theater of Detroit, Monroe Ballet Company, Full Circle Dance Company, Natural Locz Dance Company and Dani Tirrell Dance Theater that he founded and serves as Artistic Director. Dani also created Color Lines Dance Ensemble for youth dance artist ages 12 to 18.

Dani has performed and shown work at Seattle International Festival of Dance (Seattle), Black Choreographers Festival (San Francisco), Gay City Arts (Seattle), Bumbershoot: Velocity Dance Center Showcase (Seattle), Showing Out: Black Contemporary Choreographers (Seattle), Young Tanz Sommer (Austria), Northwest New Works Festival: On The Boards (Seattle), Risk/Reward (Portland), Seattle Art Museum (Seattle), Monticello Wakes (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles) and Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas.

Dani has choreographed works for 3rd Shift Dance (Seattle), Jazz Intoxication (Seattle), Broadway Bound Children’s Theater (Seattle), Stone Soup Theater (Seattle), Northwest Tap Connection (Seattle), Full Circle Dance Company (Detroit), Jazz and Spirit Dance Theater of Detroit (Detroit), Detroit Windsor Dance Academy (Detroit) and Vision Center Stage Dance Company (Detroit).

Dani's current work Black Bois premiered in April 2018 at On the Boards Seattle, WA. 2018 Seattle Dances Dance Crush awardee for Choreography and Performance.

Dani is also a 2018 Art Matters Fellowship Awardee.

Dani has also conducted workshops centered on gender/sexuality/race at Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (Seattle), Texas Festival of Dance Improvisation (Texas Women’s University, Denton) and Allied Media Conference (Detroit). Currently his work focuses on the queer, gender non-conforming and black experience. Dani teaches throughout the Seattle area with Northwest Tap Connection and formally at Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon.

Dani Tirrell