Dani Cole (she/they) is a movement + sound artist, writer, and creative arts therapist in training based on stolen Canarsie-Lenape land. She currently works as a collaborator with jill sigman/thinkdance and ECHOensemble.
As a health worker and artist, Dani believes centering the experiences and leadership of the most impacted is integral to current + future transformation in arts and health fields. They are on the community board of Hyp-ACCESS.
Presently, Dani is focusing on place and Earth-based care: spending time with plants n' people at Maple Street Community Garden and learning how to steward and be with trees through NYCParks Super Stewards and self-research. She will also release a poetry book in early 2024.
When not working in public health or outside, Dani loves teaching — embodied writing workshops, movement for disabled and non-disabled humans, and is on guest faculty at various schools.
In the past, Dani’s dance works have been shared through the 92Y, Actor’s Fund Arts Center, Bridge for Dance, and the Emelin Theatre. Dani was part of the 92Y's Dance Up! next generation of young choreographers, was a commissioned choreographer at The Steffi Nossen School of Dance, and was a choreographic resident at Mana Contemporary. Writing from Dani can be found in Eva Yaa Asantewaa's Imagining: A Gibney Journal.