Resume

Background

Dani Winks has experience in both solo and duo contortion, partner acrobatics, and Latin dance. Dani takes an artistic approach to contortion, which stems from an extensive dance background. Dani can easily tailor a choreographed piece to music, or enhance any event as ambience entertainment. Dani showcases skills that involve extreme back flexibility and split flexibility.

Skills

  • Ambient/roving contortion
  • Duo contortion
  • Feature contortion acts
  • Trunk contortion
  • Partner acrobatics
  • Dance (zouk, salsa, bachata)

Teaching

June 2019 – Present

Instructor (All-Levels Flexibility and Contortion) at Dragons Lair Performing Arts and Fly Freak Yoga.

Current Class Schedule:


Performances

March 23, 2019: Geek, Slink & Drink Variety Show, Minneapolis , MN
  • Solo Contortion (Feature act)
November 15 & 16: V for Vaudville Variety Show, Minneapolis, MN
  • Solo Contortion (Feature act)
October 27, 2019: Shyamaween 2018
  • Solo Contortion (Roving/ambient)
June 16, 2018: 13th Annual Duxbury Ding, Duxbury, MA
  • Solo Contortion (Roving/ambient)
June 9, 2018: Take Steps for Chron’s and Colitis Foundation, Cambridge, MA
  • Solo Contortion (Roving/ambient)
May 19, 2018: Cirque du Zouk, Toronto, Canada
  • Solo Contortion (feature act)   
​April 24, 2018: Private Corporate Event, Boston, MA
  • Solo Contortion (Roving/ambient)
April 14, 2018: Beverly Comic Con 5 Afterparty Spectacular, Beverly, MA
  • Solo Contortion (feature act)
December 16, 2017: Private Holiday Party, Wellsely, MA
  • Solo Contortion (Roving/ambient)
October 27 – November 5, 2017: Fulltime Fools’ Collection of Curiosities, Portsmouth, NH
  • Solo Contortion (feature act)
  • “Glass Eating” (feature act)
October 14, 2017: Private Corporate Event, DCU Center, Worcester, MA
  • Solo Contortion (Roving/ambient)
September 16, 2017: CreatiCity Festival with Cirque du Light, Lowell, MA
  • Solo Contortion (Roving/ambient)
September 4, 2017: Private Party, Newport, RI
  • Solo Contortion (ambient)
July 8, 2017: SomerStreets Festival, Somerville, MA
  • Solo Contortion (ambient)
June 22, 2017: Trustees Garden Party Gala, Naumkeag, MA
  • Solo Contortion (Roving/ambient)   
June 7, 2017: Heavy Leather Dance Party (Somerville Community Access Television), Somerville, MA
  • Solo Contortion (feature act)   
June 4, 2017: East Somerville Carnaval, Somerville, MA
  • Solo Contortion (ambient)    
June 3, 2017: CCFA Walkathon, Boston, MA
  • Solo Contortion (Roving/ambient)
May 20, 2017: Cirque du Zouk, Toronto, Canada
  • Solo Contortion (feature act)
April 27, 2017: Fulltime Fools’ Season Preview Portsmouth, NH
  • Solo Contortion (feature)
April 2, 2017: Esh Circus Arts Student Showcase, Cambridge, MA
  • Contortion/dance (feature)
March 24, 2017: Boston Tattoo Convention
  • Solo Contortion (feature)
March 15, 2017: Fulltime Fools’ Collection of Curiosities, Portsmouth, NH
  • Solo Contortion (feature)
September 24, 2016: Project Sahaara Moving Arts Benefit, Montreal, Canada
  • Partner Acrobatics (feature)
September 18, 2016: SomerStreets Street Festival, Somerville, MA
  • Solo Contortion (ambient)
May 21, 2016: Cirque du Zouk, Toronto, Canada
  • Solo Contortion (feature)
  • Dance (feature)
April 3, 2016: Esh Circus Arts Student Showcase, Somerville, MA
  • Group Contortion (feature)
March 24th – 26th, 2016: Boston Tattoo Convention
  • Solo Contortion (feature)
March 5, 2016: Rodman for Kids Benefit Show, Club Cafe, Boston, MA
  • Solo Contortion (feature) Zouk Dancing (feature)
December 10, 2015: The Encyclopedia Show, Davis Sq Theater, Somerville, MA
  • Solo Contortion (feature)
October 29, 2015: Moves & Vibes Annual Sinners and Saints Party, Cambridge, MA
  • Duo Contortion (feature)
October 24, 2015: Esh Circus Arts Student Showcase, Somerville, MA
  • Duo Contortion (feature)
October 18, 2015: SomerStreets Street Festival, Somerville, MA
  • Solo Contortion (ambient)
July 11, 2015: Jamaica Plain Porchfest, Jamaica Plains, MA
  • Duo Contortion (ambient)