Danielle Batchelor was raised in Southern California, and at the age of three, her parents enrolled her in her first dance class.  Danielle fell in love with dance and continued her extensive training in tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, ballet, dogging, and musical theatre.  Performing became a quick passion, and so Danielle joined the competition team at her dance studio at the age of five.  She has won several first overall titles and scholarships as she continued her dance training up and down the West Coast.  Danielle attended conventions and master classes under the talents of Tyce Diorio, Brian Friedman, Chris Dupre, Cris Judd, and Mia Michaels, to name a few.  

 Danielle joined the CHS Varsity Lancer Dancers as a freshman.  She was. proud member for four years, and as a captain, helped to lead her team to their first of many national UDA championship!  She began teaching dance as a teenager.  Her ability to teach dancers of all ages with a love and compassion for the art of dance led her to receive many accolades for choreography, technique, entertainment, and overall high scoring routines.  Teaching dance became a constant in Danielle's life.  By creating an environment where dancers learn to reach their goals in a positive and goal oriented environment, she is one of the most sought-after dance teachers in San Diego, Riverside, and Orange County.

Danielle joined Unity Dance Ensemble at 18, under the direction or Emmy award winner Tessandra Chavez.  After performing with the company for seven years, Danielle returned to teach at local studios and to coach the team she had once been a part of - the Varsity Lancer Dancers.  She continued to work with mulitple studios, high school and college dance teams, traveling the country while sharing her knowledge and love of dance through judging.

Danielle is happy to be back at Carlsbad High School once again.  She currently resides in Fallbrook, California with her wonderful husband Chris and beautiful daughter Peyton.