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CÉCILIA DANINTHE

A native of Guadeloupe (Caribbean), Cécilia Daninthe’s professional career as a dancer, dance instructor and choreographer began with her formal dance training at Center of Dance and Choreographic Studies (CDEC Lena Blou) in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

She is a versatile dancer who trained in Jazz, Modern, Techni’Ka, Contemporary and Ballet. After graduating from the school, she went on to being a featured artist with Compagnie Entre-Deux and had the opportunity to be around choreographers like Léna Blou, Jean-Luc Mégange, James Carlès, Jeanguy Saintus, Carolyn Carlson… and has performed in many venues and festivals in Guadeloupe and France.

In 2007 she participated on a touring of the musical “La Rue Zabym” and performed with them around the Caribbean. She also joined Compagnie Trilogie Léna Blou where she is still invited to perform as a guest artist. Cécilia then moved to New York to study at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She has worked and performed with Liberata Dance Theater, Borona Arts Dance, Estensiona Dance Company and some Gospel Musicals. After graduation she joined Rod Rodgers Dance Company as a Company Member and is currently in their Teaching Faculty (Jazz and Modern).

Her career as a dance educationist has brought her to teach in New York (New York City Public Schools, Rod Rodgers Dance Studios…), the Caribbean and Slovenia, Europe (Pro Dance Studio) just to name some. In New York, Cécilia had the amazing opportunity to work with directors Tjaša Kenda, Kaja Pogačar and Maruša Širok. She appeared in their Slovenian documentary “Horton Movie” as a dancer and consultant.

In New York City and its greater metropolitan areas, Ms. Daninthe’s choreography has also been gaining recognition by presenting her own work through such opportunities as “Destination Guadeloupe” festival and by producing her own full-evening length concerts as Joria Productions. Her career has travelled her across the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. Ms. Daninthe has amassed credits in musicals, music videos, and documentaries.
Cécilia is a recipient of the Best Dance Artist Award of the Black Genius Festival 2013, in Paris.