Dance has a life long ripple effect and the benefits learned from physical conditioning, discipline,public speaking, self confidence, cooperation, teamwork, being respectful and kind to each other are really just a some of the many things dance can bring into your life. Our students are amazing in so many ways, from excelling in academics and other sports, as well as volunteering in the community.
In the Landrum Spotlight 2015:
Daniella started dance at Landrum in 2005 and joined the All Star Company in 2007. She loves dance and when she is not in class learning, she enjoys helping and assisting other classes and students.
Her love of the arts has expanded into acting. She performed in the play Annie at Landrum in 2014 and she loved it! Being on stage is another passion that she has and when she cannot perform in the Acting program she enjoys working backstage with the other actors.
The summer of 2015 was especially exciting for Daniella as she was accepted to the CUNY College Now Summer program in theater. Her final project was to write and perform her own monologue. She completed the course with an A and earned 3 college credits!
This year Daniella also performed at the U.S. Open show, on the Radio Disney stage for Arthur Ashe Kids Day – what an amazing experience.
Her successes in the performing arts run parallel with her studies, where she attends the Benjamin Cardozo High School. She is a member of their dance program, as well as the Gateway program, which was founded in 1986 to prepare students with high level Math and ELA scores for college and the pursuit of health and science-related careers. In addition, Daniella helps her math teacher and helps out in the school office.
In addition to her exemplary academic career, she loves to work with children, whether through arts and crafts or dancing. Her volunteer work at the St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital Art and Crafts events lead to her selection as Ambassador for the Big Sister-Little Sister program at the Landrum School of Performing Arts.
Daniella and her mother, Mariella, were honored to be awarded the Noelle Fabbricante Scholarship in 2014, the first year that a mother and daughter were the receipients of this scholarship. Daniella’s positive personality, kindness, and generosity come directly from her wonderful mother Mariella. We are so grateful to know and work with her and greatly appreciate all that Mariella does for Daniella and for all of our Landrum family.
“Never grow up” Peter Pan
Three Words that Best Describe Daniella:
Caring, Kind, Positive
Collecting Disney items, spending time with her Grandmother, taking care of little children during the Summer.
Helping others, always smiling and being happy!