Having grown up in Perth, Western Australia, Daniella’s performing arts training began at the young age of three under the watchful eye of her Mother, Marina Del Basso. Daniella became extremely driven in dance from an early age and always dreamed of pursuing a career as a professional dancer. With this goal in sight she took her studies further training full-time at Terri Charlesworth WA Youth Ballet, then furthered her training in Ballet & Contemporary at WAAPA where she received a Certificate II in Dance. Whilst Daniella was dedicated to her classical she always felt her passion was in Jazz, which lead her to move interstate at the age of 18 to study full time in Sydney at Brent Street Studios where she received a Certificate IV in Performing Arts.

Daniella then went on to work professionally under the guidance of PJ Clarke at Australia’s leading commercial dance agency Jeep Management.

Daniella’s film and television credits include: Baz Lurhman’s ‘THE GREAT GATSBY’, TV Week Logie Awards, The Voice, X-Factor, NRL Grand Final, AFL Grand Final, LAMB TVC, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ TVC, Zoe Badwi ‘Shoot Me Down’, Justice Crew ‘Boom Boom’, Marvin Priest ‘Feel The Love’, Anthony Callea ‘Oh Oh Oh’, Paulini ‘Firestarter’, and the television series of Underbelly & The Sleepover Club.

Daniella has also been privileged to perform in such shows as: Mardi Gras, Juicy Couture Launch, Pacha, Redken & Schwarzkopf @ Sydney Hair Show, Commonwealth Bank Awards, Amway Convention, The Star Opening, The Star Casino New Years ‘High Rollers Party’, International Hair Expo & Olympic Welcome Home Parade.

Daniella counts herself lucky to have shared the stage with artists such as: Ricky Martin, Flo-Rida, Kelly Rowland, Paulini, Jessica Mauboy, Marvin Priest, The Wanted, Wynter Gordon, Wolfmother, Guy Sebastian, Prinnie Stevens, Todd McKenny and more.

As well as performing herself Daniella is one of Australia’s leading choreographers and has choreographed performances for Sids for Kids, Twenty2Go, Breakout Festival, Musicals in Concert, The Next Step (pre show), Justice Crew (pre show), Save Our Sons Charity, APAN, Sydney Swans Semi Final Performance, Channel 7 Telethon and has choreographed for artists such as Marvin Priest, Jessica Mauboy, Paulini and Keeda.

Daniella has worked with: The Squared Division, Jason Coleman, Ame Delves, Yvette Lee, Marko Panzic, Leanne Cherney, Sally Clarke, Simon Lind, Ashley Wallen & Michael Boyd and thanks them for her many performance opportunities and Jeep Management for their constant support.

Most recently Daniella directed, choreographed & performed in the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, head choreographer for the 2015 Chevron Ball @ PCEC, performed in Suited Events 2016 NYE Ball @ Crown Casino, Producer for the 2017 Myer Fashion Festival Performances & adjudicated on the 2017 Get The Beat Regional tour.

Daniella has worked hard in securing her place in the dance industry and is very thankful for her opportunities to date, she looks forward to continuing to pass on her knowledge to the next generation of performers through her continued role as Director of Vanguard Performing Arts.

Daniella Papa