Artist in Residence Spring 2022

Danielle Maas

Born and raised in Minnesota, Maas trained competitively with Larkin Dance Studio. At nine, she began with her first ballet mentor, Tara Foy. Starting at 12, she attended summer programs with the School of American Ballet and later the American Ballet Theater. When she was 15, Maas left home to move to Manhattan, New York. She pursued her training with Manhattan Youth Ballet under the direction of Francois Perron while also being privately mentored by Susan Jaffe of American Ballet Theater. She had the honor of being a competitor at Youth America Grand Prix, winning many 1st place regional awards and competing at the NYC finals for three years. Maas’ training in NYC allowed her to join the company of Manhattan Youth Ballet for two years to begin her professional career. She continued her journey to Los Angeles, California, where she performed in the commercial dance industry in awards shows, national commercials, and TV shows such as “Glee” on Fox.

In 2016, Maas joined Nevada Ballet Theatre. Over the past six years, she has had the opportunity of performing many ballets on The Smith Center stage. Some of her favorites include Sleeping Beauty, Jorden Morris’ “Peter Pan,” Cynthia Gregory’s Swan Lake, Septime Webre’s “Alice,” Paul Taylor’s “Company B,” and more. Maas can also be recognized as a judge on the Starpower competition’s national tour for the past seven years. Maas’ teaching and choreography have taken her to numerous schools across the nation for over ten years. In 2014, she launched Resurgence Intensive, a touring convention that brings the power of technical training in an empowering environment.

In 2020 Maas opened Blue Chip Conditioning, a Pilates studio specializing in athletic enhancement and rehabilitation, here in Las Vegas. She works with professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, high schools, and collegiate athletes to enhance their performance. Most recently, she proudly graduated from UNLV with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. She is looking forward to continuing her work with the UNLV Dance Department and the dancers this semester as the Artist in Residence.

Danielle Maas

Past Guest Artists

  • Dede Barfield
  • Eric Bean
  • Greg Beilemeier
  • Don Bellamy
  • Kristina Berger
  • Rachel Berman
  • Leslie Bitong
  • Taylor Bradley
  • Marcus Bugler
  • Jeanine Collins
  • Robert Contreras
  • Anthony Coppola
  • Alfredo Corvino
  • Ernesta Corvino
  • Timothy Craskey
  • Ann Marie Deangelo
  • Mark Dendy
  • Katherine Duke
  • Randy Duncan
  • Douglas Dunn
  • The Erick Hawkins Dance Company
  • Mike Esperanza
  • Christopher Fleming
  • Leigh Foaad
  • Jay Franke
  • Paul Franklin
  • Gail Gilbert
  • Gus Giordano
  • Doris Bennett Glasper
  • Frank Hatchett
  • Shelly Hawkins
  • Christopher L. Huggins
  • Jeneane Huggins
  • Charmaine Hunter
  • Lawrence Jackson
  • James Jeon
  • Jarrett Adams Kelly
  • Kristine Keppel
  • Katiti King
  • Peter Kyle
  • Erin Landry
  • Jon Lehrer
  • Glenn Leslie
  • Andy Lott
  • Karola Luttringhaus
  • William Martin-Viscount
  • Ari Mayzick
  • Kelly Michaels
  • Carrie Miles
  • Daniel Nagrin
  • Douglas Neilsen
  • Walter Nicks
  • Pattie Obey
  • Miguel Perez
  • Rudy Perez
  • Ralph Perkins
  • Anne Peyk
  • Peter Pucci
  • Clarice Rathers
  • Gus Solomons, Jr.
  • Naomi Stikeman
  • Katy Tate
  • Minh Tran
  • Nina Watt
  • Sam Watson
  • April Wexelman
  • Michael Williams
  • Alexandra Yonkovich