Dani Tirrell is a passionate choreographer, dancer, and movement guide, who is disrupting the art and dance industry in Seattle. Dani, who is Black and Queer, grew up in Detroit learning how to dance at a young age. Today, Dani lives in Seattle and has reached multiple milestones.
Dani is the founder and current artistic director of The Congregation, a movement & art group; Dani curates for the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas; Dani is a host and co-creator of several talk programs such as Sunday Dinner, The Living room, and Intimate Conversations; Dani is a teacher at the Northwest Tap Connection and the University of Washington; Dani has created work for Dance This, Strictly Seattle, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Nina Simone Four Women; Dani is the recipient of the 2019 Seattle Mayor Arts Award; Dani is phenomenal and success has followed everywhere that Dani leads!
In this week’s episode of Leading With Your Gut, we talk about the inspiration around Dani’s critically acclaimed and sold-out show Black Bois. Black Bois which played from 2018 to early 2020, is a “love letter” to Black bodies, featuring an all-Black cast ranging in sexualities and gender identities. Dani believes that great leadership requires trust, inclusion, and the ability to showcase the perspective of others. I sincerely enjoyed my conversation with Dani. Dani is authentic, vulnerable, and passionate.
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The Living Room
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