Danni Gee has over 30 years experience in the Arts and Entertainment industry, both on stage and behind the scenes. Her professional performing career began as a dancer with the Philadelphia Dance Company. After several seasons there as a leading soloist, Danni joined the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and remained there as a principal dancer for seven years. Danni’s dance career was ended abruptly due to injury, but she was able to then focus her energy on her vocal talent, and has since gone on to provide backing vocals to artists such as Sister Sledge, Gloria Gaynor, and Cher. She also formed her own independent rock band, Suga Bush, and with Danni as the lead singer and songwriter, they perform regularly at renowned venues such as The Bitter End, The Blue Note and The Apollo.
Danni, however, has always kept one foot in the dance world, continuing to attend performances and classes. Danni accepted the position of Dance Curator for CityParks
SummerStage in 2006. In her 12 seasons as Curator, she has engaged such established companies as Parsons Dance, Dance Brazil, Complexions Contemporary
Ballet, Kibbutz Contemporary Company, Morphoses, Martha Graham Dance Company, Limon Dance Company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance
Theater as well as many emerging choreographers and teaching artists. She has commissioned several new works for the organization and presented many World and
New York premieres. Danni, who is also a Music Programming Associate at SummerStage, assisting with all things related to the booking of domestic and international music artists, is also involved with the curation of citywide SummerStage dance workshops and panels, and family programming.