Danielle Cicogna (Owner/Director)

Danielle Cicogna is originally from Queens, New York and has over 25 years of dance training. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education from Arizona State University and is certified to teach dance to grades K-12.  Danielle is Dance Masters of America certified in both tap and jazz, and is also a member of the National Education Dance Organization.  Her class studies include jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, and tap. Danielle is an award-winning choreographer for several competition teams in the valley. For the past 5 years Danielle has had the pleasure of being the Director of the Dance Department at Cactus High School, as well as the Junior Varsity Spiritline Coach, Pom Coach, Performing Arts Lead, and Drama Instructor.  Many of Danielle’s students have received recognitions, such as the National Dance Education Organization Artistic Merit Award in 2010, 2013, and 2015 and placed in The Next Generation of Fine Arts Young Choreographers Competition 2014. Danielle creates opportunities for her students to perform on a regular basis. You can catch a glimpse of them at such venues such as EVB Live, WestGate, Glendale Glitters and even went as far as hosting their own charity shows, including The Arizona State Dance Festival and Benefit show for Friends of Foster Children. She enjoys sharing her passion for dance with students and has had the opportunity to do so teaching since the age of 16. Danielle is excited to be fulfilling her life long dream of owning her own dance studio, where she can provide a safe environment for children to learn exceptional dance training. Our mission at Diamond Dance Works is that each child will gain proper dance training in a positive atmosphere that will teach, enthuse, and motivate every student to the best of their ability in and out of the classroom and in all future endeavors.