It's Introduce Yourself Weekend on Stage 32! Who are you? What have you been working on? We want to know! Head over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and network with your fellow creatives - you never know when you'll make a connection that will change your career!
Danielle Lynette Boone, affectionately known as “Bird” was relatively quiet as a child. She would express herself through writing. Any reason she could think of to put pencil to paper. From poetry to journaling, short stories to books (and eventually scripts), little did she know writing was only the beginning.
During a break from Northern Illinois University, Danielle was invited to visit the set of an independent film created by her mother’s friend. “Grab that light.” was her introduction to the DP. No, “Hello. Welcome. My name is...” Just a command. She obliged. (He was the first of several mentors to come.) Danielle’s life in TV, Film & Stage Production began.
A writer, creative producer, speaker and model, Danielle believes that “Everybody Has a Story” and her goal is to create outlets where those stories can be told. She has had the pleasure to work on some amazing projects. Script Supervisor for Sheryl Lee Ralph's "DIVAS Simply Singing" and the LA City Youth Foundation's "Unsung Heroes Awards”; Production Coordinator for stages at the Tom Joyner "Fantastic Voyage & Family Reunion”; and Assistant Project Manager for the 2018 “Married 4 Life Walk Atlanta”.
Danielle shares her passion for the arts by inspiring the next generation of storytellers. For 3 years, she served as Program Director for JADE International of Chicago, a non-profit that focuses on teaching youth broadcast media and the business of entertainment and is currently a mentor for the 365 Girl Foundation, an organization that promotes self-awareness, wellness, leadership growth and development for girls between the ages of 10-18. Her endeavors have motivated countless young people to go after and achieve their dreams.
Danielle has an authentic appreciation for words, willingness to remain teachable, and a smile for miles. Her positive disposition gives hope to every life she touches and translates through the stories she tells.
“I believe skills alone will not advance a person. Being able to connect with the vibe of an environment, helps to motivate and showcase a person’s true potential. It is important to maintain the message behind the words, as well as engage the audience creatively.” – Bird