Academic Interests and Expertise
  • Ohio University, M.F.A.
  • Wichita State University, B.A.
  • Society of American Fight Directors Certified Teacher
Areas of Teaching Interest

Major areas of teaching

  • Art of the Theatre
  • Stage Movement
  • Acting I
  • Advanced Acting
  • Stage Combat


Professional Experience

Danette is a frequent director and member of the acting company for Seven Devils Playwrights Conference in McCall, Idaho, a national conference focusing on new play development. She is a Society of American Fight Directors Certified Teacher, and founder of the Wichita Unrehearsed Shakespeare Society, a company dedicated to presenting the works of Shakespeare according to the First Folio technique.

Danette has acted in theatres across the country, appearing with the Aegean Theatre Company, American Globe Theatre, and the Director's Company in NY, Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod, Cleveland Playhouse in OH. In Wichita, Danette's appeared with Cabaret Oldtown, Chamber Music in the Barn, Prairie Pines Festivals, Wichita Center for the Arts, Guild Hall Players, Signature Theatre, Wichita Shakespeare Company and Wichita Community Theatre.
Danette has presented workshops in acting and stage combat at area high schools, colleges, state high school festivals and the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival for Region V. 
Danette is a 8-time recipient of the Mary Jane Teall Theatre award for Outstanding Acting, a recipient of the 2012 Ruth McCormick Outstanding Theatre Educator Award, twice recognized as the Outstanding Female Performer in the Society of American Fight Directors Advanced Actor Combatant Workshop, received Certificates of Commendation from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region V for her direction of A Hedda Gabler and her fight choreography for Twelfth Night.

Areas of Service

Major areas of service

  • Member Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD)
  • Member Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME)
  • Board Member id Theater
Other Interests

Areas of Research or Creative Activity

  • Acting
  • Stage Combat
  • Stage Movement
  • Theatre Studies