Danita Shaheen is a dancer and choreographer who began her training with the Capital Ballet in upstate New York. Danita is classically trained in Balanchine technique under the direction of former New York City Ballet soloist David Otto and the Capital Ballet Company. She has done intensive training with Boston Ballet, River North Dance Company, Burklyn Ballet, Bates Dance Festival, and Max Stone. She graduated magna cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College's BFA program and has been performing professionally in New York since 2006.
Danita has had the pleasure of working with Ariel Rivka Dance, Kaleidoscope Dance Theater, Dance Cat-alyst, Grace Rising Dance, Tamara Saari Dance, Jacobs Campbell Dance, Gehring Dancetheatre, Banana Peel Dance, dancesbyremi, Ryan McNally, MAD About Dance , H.T. Chen and Dancers, AERA, Beth Soll & Company, Andrea Gise and Dancers, Laura Ward/ Octavia Cup Dance Theatre, and Nina Buisson Contemporary Move. In addition to performing, choreographing and teaching, Danita is also the founder and Artistic Director of Dance Riot Rep., and the President of the Alternative Arts Association, a multimedia arts organization and registered 501(c)3. Dance has always been a huge part of her life and she is excited to be able to share her passion for movement with the Third Street community!