Meet Danielle Aveyard
Hometown: Huber Heights, Ohio
Started taking ballet classes around age 3. ... Danced competitively throughout her school years. ... Earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. ... After college, danced with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s DCDC2 ensemble. ... Moved to Las Vegas three years ago. ... Go-go danced at The Act nightclub and casino party pits. ... First Las Vegas show: “Raack N Roll” at Hooters Hotel. ... Las Vegas credits include “Spirit of the Dance” and “Dancing Queen” at New York-New York and “Bite” at the Stratosphere. ... Joined “Fantasy” full time in July. ... If she wasn’t dancing, probably would return to school to study either sociology or accounting (“I like numbers”).
On joining ‘Fantasy’:
“I enjoy the dancing. There’s something about it. I don’t know if it’s the energy of the girls onstage or being comfortable with what I’m doing, but I always have a good time onstage and I’m always laughing in the dressing room. I think it’s the most relaxed atmosphere I’ve been in since I’ve been out here. (Laughs) Honestly, I don’t have one bad thing to say about it, as cheesy and probably full of it as that sounds. I love the show!”