Dyanna Daniels Founder / Director / Head Choreographer
Dyanna Daniels founded DLD with Arthur J. Daniels in 2004. In 2007, with Arthur J. Daniels' blessing, she took over the company. She is the Director and Head Choreographer of DLD. Dyanna opened DLD Dance Center in 2011 and relocated to a larger space in 2013. She is also the Head Choreographer of the Flash Mob Group of Chicagoland that DLD Dance Center sponsors.
She began dancing at WIU with the GBCC Dance Troupe and began choreographing in 2004. She was President of the Troupe from 2005-2007 and participated in the BET Spring Bling Revamped Competition in 06. She has taken Master Class from Mia Michaels, Jill Pribyl, Fabice Calmels, Ian Eastwood, Kyle Hanagami, Nika Kljun, Jun Quemado, Brian Puspos, Lando Wilkins, Daz Harris, Johnnie Campbell, Shannon Johnson and Bam Martin.
Her choreography to date includes the styles of Hip Hop, Contemporary, African, Latin, Lyrical, Spiritual and Jazz. She previously choreographed a Flash Mob that was featured on ABC in July of 2013! She has guest choreographed for GBCC's Dance Troupe since graduating and her choreography was also featured in Elgin Ties Dance Festival, Freespace, and Dance Chicago this past year.
Dyanna is a true believer that many dance styles can be fused together to create amazing entertainment. Even with the focus of the company being on Hip Hop, she tries to incorporate other styles when possible to not limit DLD to any one style.
She teaches Hip Hop, Jazz and Early Childhood classes at DLD Dance Center.
Tony Wilder Assistant Choreographer
Tony Wilder is the Assistant Choreographer of DLD Dance Company bringing his distinctive and exciting dance style to everything he choreographs.
He started dancing in 2002 and choreographing in 2005. He choreographed for his college student dance shows all 4 years and also for his college dance team. Along with that he also choreographed for many of the theatre department’s musicals and for numerous other campus events including “Dancing with the Profs”. He recently taught Master Classes for DesPlaine's Dance Idol convention classes in 2014. He has taken Master class from Ian Eastwood, Bam Martin, Jun Quemado and Kyle Hanagami. He currently teaches Hip Hop and Boys Hip Hop at DLD Dance Center.
Justin Kimball Dancer/Script and Set Designer
Justin Kimball has been dancing since 1994. He is currently a spotlight dancer for the DLD sponsored Flash Mob Group. He has been a performed with several dance teams of which include No Vybe and Physical Graffiti at Millikin University and Rhythm Effects in Carbondale, IL. He previously taught Hip Hop, Tap and Musical Theatre Dance for Susan Barnes Dance Studio and has attended Monsters of Hip Hop in Florida, Texas and LA. He is currently in the conservatory at Second City and most recently was cast in National Tour of "Aladdin" through the Windy City Players. He was also featured as a guest dancer in DJ Cassidy's video feat. R. Kelly, "Make the World Go Round". He has a background in Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Ballet and Breakdancing. He teaches Boys Hip Hop, Tap, Breakdancing and Musical Theatre Dance Classes at DLD Dance Center.
Claudia Galvez Dancer
Claudia Galvez has been dancing for the past 6 years. She has experience in Jazz and Hip Hop. She was an Instructor for Fitness 4 Chance teaching Hip Hop, Jazz and Poms. She previously performed with the College of DuPage Dance Team. She is also the Assistant Coach for the Lisle Lionettes Dance Team in addition to performing with the Domincan University Dance Team.
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