Dani Doster

Theatre Instructor, Joy of Acting Instructor, Young Performers Instructor

Danielle Doster has been a theatre instructor since 2013. She fell in love with theatre when she performed in her first show at Centerstage Academy many, many years ago.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Directing/Dramatic Literature and English Literature from Christopher Newport University.  In 2012, Theatre CNU presented her with the Career Achievement Award for Artistic Integrity and Dedication. Danielle is a graduate of Christopher Newport University’s Teaching program and holds a Master’s of Arts degree in secondary education. Some of her favorite credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Steel Pier, Goodnight Desdemona/Good Morning Juliet, and Macbeth. Danielle is a protector of arts education and works alongside her husband, a fellow theatre teacher, to create a safe learning environment where young performers can express themselves.

“Theatre is a meeting place for every interest: literature, science, mathematics, socializing, building, dance, music, painting, crafts, clothing, it’s all within this wonderful, welcoming place where you can be accepted for exactly who you are.  It can be such a nurturing experience to be involved in theatre, even if a professional career as an actor or techie is not in the plan, theatre helps pave the way for self-confidence and success.”

"Aaliyah is extremely excited whenever I tell her that she has Young Performers today! She says she loves Ms. Dani's hugs and dressing up the best! Ms Dani is amazingly patient with this group. I love that Ms. Dani is able to make learning so exciting for Aaliyah. Thank you for all of the confidence that she is gaining! I see her growth each time she hits the stage!" ~Patrice Foster

"I cannot say enough about Miss Danielle.  My shy girl has gained so much confidence from her class.

She has so much energy and patience!"

"She was always smiling, friendly and always showed lots of patience with the kids especially mine.  I am grateful that you have a special program for kids this young and appreciate the time you take to teach my grandbaby." ~Jackie Ortiz