About Cecil Junior Dance Troupe

CJDT was founded by Cecil Dancenter owner, Tina Travers, in an effort to provide dedicated youth dancers with increased performing experiences. Under the leadership of choreographer, Danielle Strange, CJDT members are challenged, motivated, and encouraged to work in rehearsal and performances with professionalism and dedication. As good working skills are developing, they are educated on both the artistic and technical aspects of a dance production. Dancers are able to gain the stage experience needed for a smooth transition to become future members of Cecil Dancenter’s senior company, Cecil Dance Theatre (CDT).

About CJDT's Choreographer

DANIELLE STRANGE began her dance training at The Harrisburg Dance Conservatory and the Harrisburg Ballet.  She later received her BFA degree in Dance Education from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.  Danielle currently teaches dance in the Harford County Public School system.  She is a skilled dance instructor in various forms of dance including ballet, modern, jazz and tap.  Danielle has choreographed and taught at Pine Forest High School in NC, Hempfield High School in PA, and for the Philadelphia High School of Performing Arts.  In 2013 Danielle was one of the choreographers for CJDT’s performance of The Wizard of Oz.   For the past six year she has choreographed the musical productions at Rising Sun High School.  She is also the lead dance instructor for the Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for the Arts in Chestertown, MD.  Danielle joined our staff in 2011 and is always excited to bring her knowledge of dance to our students.