Born and raised in Toulon, the South of France, Danièle made her stage debut at the early age of five. She joined the Conservatoire
D'art Dramatique where she played the great French classics, Greek Tragedies and Comedies. Her interest in languages guided her to
North America and Canada where she became actively involved with the artistic community and began her career performing in musicals,
comedies, music –theatre, and cabarets, developing an adoring audience.
She performed in Canada and USA, in a variety of stage
such as Fiddler on the roof, Man of La Mancha, The Boyfriend, Hello Dolly, Tartuffe, Cabaret, Come blow your Horn, The
Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Rebecca, The Maids, Les Belles Soeurs, The Rovers, You can't take it with you and various Piaf and Brel
As a music theatre /dinner-theatre pioneer, Danièle remains an influential force on the South African entertainment
circuit since her arrival in South Africa in 1985. She inspired many South African performers with her style of music and theatre
Always the innovative cultural activist, she introduced South African audiences to various music genres
from Edith Piaf
, Jacques Brel, Peggy Lee, Eatha Kitt
, Marlene Dietrich, Cabaret, Music theatre, French Café songs, Chanson, Berlin
cabaret, Rock musicals, French Jazz, FAK songbook adaptations into French, to works diverse as Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill,
Federico Garcia Lorca, Marianne Faithful and Leonard Cohen - a long time friend whom she performed with during her sojourn in Canada.
In 2006, Danièle received the prestigious Western Cape Services Award for Outstanding achievement of Women in the fields of
Arts, Culture by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport.
Danièle is a sought-after entertainer and speaker at corporate
events and clients include banking, automotive, medical, financial, hospitality, cruise ships, wine and spirits, mining, aviation,
just to name a few.
She appeared as soloist on numerous occasions with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic,
KZN Philharmonic and Namibian National Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras.
She performs regularly at French events either
arranged by The Alliance Francaise, the French Embassy or French Consulate. She often features at Bastille Day Celebrations.A few years ago she sang the French National Anthem, La Marseillaise, to a full standing ovation at an International televised
rugby match in Durban,South Africa