Ms. Justine McDaniel
My name is Justine McDaniel, but you can call me Ms. J or Ms. McDaniel.
Preferabally Ms.J :)
I have been dancing for over 20 years, and teaching for roughly 10. This will be my 7th year working at West Port High School as the Director of Dance.
Before I started working here I was the Ballet Mistress for a small dance company located in Central Florida.
I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Health Science and minor in Dance from the University of South Florida and my Masters Degree in Dance Education from California State University Long Beach. I have also trained at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and focused on training in contemporary dance, dance science and choreology studies.
I have a cat named King Louie.
I love to travel and experience the culture of other places. Live music is my jam. I find joy in crafting and repurposing old items. I believe that the arts makes the world a better, and more beautiful, place by providing a platform for people to express, grow, heal and empathize with one another.
"Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost" - Pina Bausch