Danielle Garrison

Danielle has worked as a multi-faceted artist for Aerial Dance Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, and Frequent Flyers®. Danielle has performed and/or taught as an independent artist at the Berlin Circus Festival, Les Rencontres de Danse Aérienne/Nantes, Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Festival/Denver, the San Francisco Aerial Dance, Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival, Aerial Greece/Athens. Danielle is the second MFA Dane Graduate with an emphasis in aerial dance and somatics at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

During 2017-2018, Danielle was a Fulbright France Scholar with an affiliation at La Grainerie in Toulouse, where she worked on her multi-disciplinary project MAPS (Multicultural Aerial Performance Stories), which explored the topics of grief and news media through interactive performance. 

As an artist in residency at Nils Obstrat in Paris in 2018, she collaborated with Leslie Levi and Laura Desimages on a VR/360/3D/drone film that was commissioned by the Commission Franco-Américaine. Danielle was also invited to participate in the Circus Dialogues Project, facilitated by Belgian Professor Bauke Lievens in Avallon at the Château de Monthelon. Additionally, Tethered, a dance film on the topic of suicide Danielle made at La Grainerie through collaboration with an art photographer and experimental filmmaker, David Allen and Franck Gonnaud, respectively, was screened at the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. Spring 2020/2021, I was a Resident Artist at SBCAST in Santa Barbara where I collaborated with neuroscientists on creating parasympathetic responses via aerial fabric community improvisations. 

Most recently, I was selected to represent Boulder artists for the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema Community Project as well as invited to be a part of the B.E.A.T (Boulder Experimental Arts and technology) exhibition. I am currently a PhD student at Concordia University and University of Montpellier 3 (en cotutelle) and simultaneously a Visiting Artist for the Mondes Visuels Project at the Ecole du Media Arts in Grand Chalon (France) as a Fulbright Specialist, and will be on the Fulbright Specialist Roster (2021-2025).

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