Danielle Campbell Steans, Director
Danielle Campbell Steans began dancing with June Neal Key in Kansas City, Kansas at age 4. She furthered her training at age 9 with Lisa Stickelman Dillinger and Flo Klenklen at the State Ballet of Missouri now the Kansas City Ballet School. From there, Ms. Campbell continued her dance education at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Natick, Massachusetts with Michael Owen, Sydelle Gomberg, the late Samuel Kirkjian, and Tamara King. While there, she was a member of the National Youth ballet for two seasons. Ms. Campbell also attended several summer programs including the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education.As a professional, Ms. Campbell joined the Georgia Ballet, where she danced in La Sylphide,The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake, and was featured in Ginger Thatcher’s Monet’s Garden. Shethen performed with Nashville Ballet II and Nashville Ballet, dancing in numerous classical and contemporary works including Scheherazade, Balanchine’s Serenade, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Aida with The Nashville Opera, as the Tortoise in Paul Vasterling’s The Singing Tortoise, and in the late Robert Philander’s Snap. In 2007, Ms. Campbell joined Ballet San Antonio. She performed in Gabriel Zertuche’s Suzaki Dances and Svelto; in Spanish and Russian dances in The Nutcracker; as a villager and lead bride in Dracula; as lead Czardas in Coppélia; in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, and as the Nurse in Ben Stevenson’s Romeo & Juliet. Ms. Campbell has extensive experience working with young dancers. She taught at Ballet San Antonio Academy and served as associate director of the school’s dance ensemble for five seasons. She has taught at the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, Boys & Girls Clubs, and various schools in the greater San Antonio area. In 2013, Ms. Campbell joined the Ballet San Antonio staff. During her time there, she helped expand the company’s community education program to reach over 10,000 families. Ms. Campbell initiated a partnership between Ballet San Antonio and American Ballet Theatre’s prestigious Project Plié program. In the summers of 2015 and 2016, Ms. Campbell’s work with at-risk youth at Boys & Girls Clubs in San Antonio earned her a full-tuition scholarship to attend American Ballet Theatre’s National Curriculum Training. An American Ballet Theatre Certified Instructor, she has served as Co-Interim Artistic Director, Company & Outreach Manager, Ballet Master for Ben Stevenson O.B.E.’s Swan Lake and Children’s Rehearsal Director for Ballet San Antonio’s The Nutcracker.