Danielle von der Borch is a community development worker, arts practitioner, performer and teacher/facilitator with an interest in embodied practices. Graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts drama school, Grad. Dip. movement and dance Melbourne University, and MA from MIECAT Institute in experiential and creative art therapy. She has 20+ years of experience and her commitment is to an inclusive practise in both art and community, and her work is in communities with diverse backgrounds.
‘My attempts to notice and bring awareness to everyday relational experiences is what grounds my interest in embodied practices, performance and creativity, community and teaching work.’
Danielle has worked for 17 years at The Venny Inc., a communal backyard/drop in centre, where she spends a lot of her time engaging and playing with kids and young people. This work involves being present to vulnerable and ‘at risk’ kids and young people in an environment of support and care with therapeutic intentions.
She has collaborated with Chamber Made artists over the past six years to co-direct and devise performances at The Venny with kids. These include Lost and Found (2012), From Here to There (2013), Stories from the Suitcase (2014), The Concert (2015) and Imagine a Place (2017)
Danielle is an ensemble member with Rawcus Theatre since 2009, a company of people both with and without disabilities. Her productions with Rawcus include: Small Odysseys (2011), Catalogue (2015), Song for a Weary Throat (2017), Rawcus Public Program Projects: Sticky (2009), Accessible Flashmob (2011), Imagine Me There (2012), Shadow Tales (2013), By You Me and the Light (2015) and Now You See Me (2016).