Daniela E. Elcock is a native of Hyattsville, Maryland. She trained at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where she studied under Charles Augins, Sandra Fortune-Green, Katherine Smith, Nikki Sutton, Treanna Alexander, and Melvin Deal. At Ellington she had the honor of receiving the Most Outstanding Dancer award for the graduating class of 2006. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County where she was a Dance Major and a Linehan Artist Scholar. While at UMBC Daniela performed with the Baltimore Dance Project. She also participated and performed in the American College Dance Festival. In 2009, she received the Outstanding Junior in Dance Performance award for service, leadership, outstanding performance, and potential success in the field. Daniela is currently a member, and co-artistic director of UMBC's hip-hop team Major Definition. Daniela has also co founded a community service organization entitled D.R.E.A.M (Determination Rules Everything Around Me) that focuses on the empowerment of woman especially young girls. In addition she has studied at Ballet Creole's Summer Intensive in Ontario Canada under Milton Myers, Gabby Kamino, Debbie Wilson and Patrick Parson. Daniela is also the co-founder of ROOTED Dance Productions she looks forward to the exponential growth and development of the company.