DANIELLE NORRIS HOECKEL is a 2011 graduate of NC State University where she was a member of the NCSU Dance Team and Club Gymnastics Team. She danced on the Varsity "Red” Team and the Nationals Competition Team all four years at NCSU. She was named a Collegiate All-American Dancer her junior and senior years at National Dance Alliance Collegiate Dance Team summer camp, where she was also hired on the spot to become a NDA instructor for the high school and collegiate level. She is now a part of a select group of the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Staff that travels across the country to teach all the collegiate dance teams in the USA. Throughout her years working for NDA, Danielle has been named "Most Sincere Instructor" and "Best Veteran Teacher" multiple years. Before working for NDA, Danielle was a head dance instructor and choreographer for EDGE Cheer and Dance summer camps in 2008 and 2009. As a member of the Club Gymnastics Team, she placed among the top 8 overall against other collegiate club team gymnasts.
Danielle danced competitively in the power company for 8 years at Pierrette Sadler Danceurs in Raleigh, NC. Danielle also competed in gymnastics from 1998 until she graduated high school in 2007. She was a Level 8 competitive gymnast at North Raleigh Gymnastics and Raleigh School of Gymnastics. She graduated from Wakefield High School where she was captain of the Varsity Gymnastics team, made the Cap-7 All-Conference Team, and received the Academic All-Conference award. She graduated NCSU with a Bachelor of the Arts in English.