Miss Danielle, Member BATD, B.A., B.Ed., OCT


A group of young girls holding trophies and posing for a picture.

Miss Danielle has always had a passion for Highland Dancing. She began dancing the age of 4 and competed for many years.  Danielle also danced with a group of Highland Dancers that travelled around Manitoba participating in shows and Tattoos.  This Highland Performing group joined with other cultural dance and performing groups from Manitoba and performed for shows and the athletes at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.

Danielle was a classroom teacher for almost 20 years and taught in many different locations and grades.  After raising her family, Danielle returned to her first loves and teaches both highland dance and sewing. Today, she runs the Academy from her home and works with each child to help them achieve their dancing potential.

Miss Isobel, Associate BATD


Miss Isobel found her passion for Highland Dancing when she met Miss Danielle over 15 years ago. Since then, Miss Isobel has become an accomplished dancer and BATD Certified Associate Teacher. Miss Isobel attended a performing arts high school where she graduated from the Ballet and Modern Dance Program. She also has a degree from Carleton University and is now a working professional. Miss Isobel has won many awards as a Premier Highland Dancer in competitions across Canada and the United States of America. She is a member of the RCMP Pipes, Drums, and Dancers, National Capital Region, and she has traveled across the world to perform as a Highland Dancer. Miss Isobel has danced in Canada, the United States of America, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, and Switzerland! Miss Isobel has lots of experience teaching highland dance to all ages and levels of experience. She loves how dedicated and driven her students are and she loves sharing her passion for highland dance with everyone at DHDA!


Miss Caroline, Associate BATD

Miss Caroline is a dedicated and accomplished instructor at DHDA. From the age of 4, Miss Caroline has been immersed in the world of Highland dance under the guidance of Miss Danielle. As a premier dancer, she both competes and has successfully completed numerous highland exams, including obtaining her BATD Associates exam in Highland dance. Miss Caroline’s talents extend beyond the competition stage, as she has showcased her skills at prestigious International Tattoos such as the Okanagan Military Tattoo in Vernon, BC, and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax. Amidst her commitments to Highland Dance, Miss Caroline is pursuing her academic journey at Carleton University, specializing in Communications and Media Studies. For numerous years, Miss Caroline has assisted Miss Danielle in contributing to choreography pieces and guiding our youngest dancers, the Tartan Tots. With a genuine enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge, Miss Caroline looks forward to inspiring students of all ages in the years to come!