Danielle LaGrua

Dance Instruction, Faculty

Danielle LaGrua is a dancer, choreographer, and improvisational performer who has studied modern dance at High Tech High School, Rutgers University, Cornell University, and Broadway Dance Center. Danielle performed in Cornell University’s Locally Grown Dance and Mini Locally Grown Dance yearly from 2015 to 2018 and has worked closely with former Cornell dance professor, Jumay Chu, to assist in developing choreography both in these performances and for independent works such as “White Noise” and “Walk the Talk”. Between 2012 and 2018, she choreographed nine modern dance pieces including a 45-minute original dance show titled “containment: defining boundaries, activating outbreak”, which won Most Original Dance Piece from Cornell Dancers’ Alliance. In 2016, Danielle performed a 10-minute improvisational dance piece alongside two fellow dancers and the “Triangula” sculpture in Sam and Sadie Koenig Garden. She also performed alongside the Night Multimedia Art collective’s “Ballad of Cyclic Change” sculpture at ChaShaMa’s 2021 gala.