Dani’s first headshot was her mugshot taken after getting arrested for tagging in the suburban town where she grew up.
Other lofty accomplishments include working out at the NYU gym alongside Adam Sandler, where she received a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts. She followed that up with a move to Los Angeles, where she worked out at a gym alongside Facts of Life star, Mindy Cohen, while attending The American Film Institute, as a Producing Fellow.
While living in Los Angeles, Dani dabbled in everything, from writing feature films, acting in television pilots that went nowhere, and doing stand-up comedy. She worked with The Groundlings, Second City, Up Front Comedy and she is the author and performer of several acclaimed solo shows. She is the writer, and director of the film festival breakout, A Really Intimate Portrait… Of a complete unknown.
After 16 years, Dani left Los Angeles for a job teaching English as foreign language in Prague, Czech Republic. Realizing that she didn’t know a pronoun from a pronouncement, she quit just after two weeks. With little more than a few unproduced screenplays in her suitcase, Dani moved back to New York, where she received a Pilates certification. She’s taught throughout the east coast and in the Middle East.
Dani’s writing appears regularly in publications including, Pilates Style Magazine, Huffington Post, and Babble.
She regularly performs in the live show, Get Mortified, in New York.