DANIELA FUNICELLO (EMD Company Member) is originally from Laurel Springs, New Jersey where she began her dance training with Debra DiNote. She then furthered her education and training at The Southern New Jersey Academy of the Performing Arts at GCIT. In 2016 Daniela graduated with a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. During her time in the program she had the opportunity to be a member of the Dance Company and perform the works of Paul Taylor, Aszure Barton, Pedro Ruiz, Emery LeCrone, Alexandra Damiani, and Adam Baruch. In 2016 Daniela joined Elisa Monte Dance as an apprentice. She has performed at numerous venues including the Apollo Theater, Joe’s Pub, New York City Center, Baby’s Alright with singer Janelle Kroll, The National Gallery of Art in D.C., and The Red Bull Arena. Most recently Daniela premiered “Spirit Celestial” a solo work choreographed by Tiffany Rea Fischer. She has also performed with the Classical Theater of Harlem in “Antigone” (Ensemble/Singing Chorus) and “A Christmas Carol in Harlem” (Ensemble/Mrs.Fezz). Daniela is currently on faculty with the Police Athletic League of NY and The Lake Placid School of Dance. This is Daniela’s second season with EMD as a company member!