Name : Danielle Fitzpatrick
Age : 39.
Hometown : Granby, Mass.
Residence : Keene, since 1996.
Family : Husband, Joel; two daughters, Fiona, 10, and Lily, 6.
Education : B.A. in psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1996; M.A. in dance movement therapy with a certificate in counseling,
Antioch University New England, 2000.
Occupation : Self-employed dance movement therapist; director of young arts, MoCo Arts; teaching artist, New Hampshire Dance Institute.
Hobbies : Dance.
Pets : Two bunnies and a fish.
Volunteer activities : Volunteers at St. Bernard’s Church and St. Joseph Regional School.
Question: How often do you teach at MoCo Arts?
Answer: “I teach 15 classes a week. They’re 45 minutes each, primarily 2nd grade and younger. Mostly girls, but some boys. I also write and direct plays that 4- to 8-year-olds perform at MoCo Arts’ Black Box Theatre.
“I teach creative dance, a holistic approach to dance emphasizing musicality and eclectic choreography.
“My own daughters take dance lessons. They’re in my class.”
Question: What do you like about Keene?
Answer: “We fell in love with Keene. There are so many opportunities. It’s a great place to raise children. And, it has the cultural benefits of a big city without having to live in a big city.”