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Danny George

Staff Info

Position: Dance instructor, choreographer, dancer
ADP Classes: Jazz
Training: Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, and Hip Hop


danny george

Growing up in the Bay Area, Danny has trained for over 30 years in numerous styles of dance.  He earned his BA in History and Dance from CSU East Bay, and earned his Master’s in Education along with his Teaching Credential from National University.  He has danced professionally with the Visual Rhythm Dance Company (1998-2009) and the Corie Tyson Dance Company.  With Corie Tyson, Danny had the opportunity to dance in the Independent movie “Shut Up and Dance!”. 
Danny currently serves as a dance instructor, head instructor, and a member of the Program Development Team for the United Spirit Association (USA) Dance program. 

Through the USA, Danny has been awarded the 1996 Hardest Working Award, 1997 and 1998 MVP Award for the USA Color Guard Staff,  the 2003 Robert Olmstead Award for the USA instructional Staff, 2011 Unity Award for the USA Dance staff and the 2015 and 2018 Varsity Raving Fan Award for the USA Instructional Staff. The USA has given Danny the opportunity to choreograph, direct, and help produce many halftime shows and events for the San Francisco 49ers, Varsity Spirit, The East-West Shrine Game, USA’s and Varsity’s All American Parades in Paris and London, and the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. During the competition season Danny judges and works as an event director for the USA and UDA Regional and National competitions.  Most recently he served as an international judge for the USA Japan Dance, Song/Pom, and Cheer Nationals in Tokyo. 

When Danny is not working for the USA, he is a full-time dance teacher and director of the dance program at Lincoln High School in San Jose, CA. 
For the past 20 years, he has been the director and coach of the Nationally Ranked Convertibles Dance Team and the newly added LPC Dance Team.  In 2016, he and his Lincoln dancers had the opportunity to be a part of the Super Bowl 50 pregame and halftime performances and danced with Lady Gaga, Cold Play, Bruno Mars, and Beyonce.  Danny is excited to jump on board the Ariel Dance Staff and share his passion of dance with the many dancers who walk through the door.