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Originally from Vancouver, Danielle Wilson moved to Toronto to pursue her M.F.A. in performance at York University. After completing her graduate degree, Danielle worked as an actor for over ten years in television and theatres across Canada and in the States. In 2002, she received a Chalmers Training Grant to pursue the Graduate Diploma in Voice Teaching at York University under the mentorship of David Smukler. Upon completion, she began to work as a voice, acting and dialect coach both privately and at various acting studios in Toronto as well as teaching part-time at York University. In 2006, she moved to St. Catharines to take up her current position at Brock University where she teaches voice and performance. In 2008, she co-founded Stolen Theatre Collective who’s first show, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, premiered in St. Catharines in April 2009.
She has been active in the local theatre scene as the resident voice coach for Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects from 2008 to 2013, where she was the dialect coach for such shows as Beauty Queen of Leenane, Albertine in Five Times, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Woman in Black. She is also on the Board of Directors for Essential Collective Theatre in St. Catharines. For DART, she has been the voice coach for Medea, Big Love and The Belle’s Stratagem, and has directed Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock, Lion In the Streets by Judith Thompson and co-directed Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare with her colleague Gyllian Raby. Upcoming projects include directing Stolen Theatre’s production of The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter which will be produced at The Courthouse Theatre in St. Catharines in April, 2015. She is a member of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association) and this past summer she was a presenter at VASTA’s conference at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England on her research on voice and embodiment techniques in the rehearsal process.