Daniela Bustillos was born in Caracas, Venezuela and later moved to Barcelona, Spain where she started her dance training in ballet under the direction of Lolita Vilalta of Ballet Sitges. Upon moving to the United States she was able to further pursue her passion and training for dance. She studied ballet intensively with former Royal Ballet Theater’s principal John Adamson. She furthered her training with New York City’s Joffrey Ballet School, Houston’s Ballet Forte, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Point Park University and Spellbound Contemporary Dance Company in Italy summer intensives. Upon moving to Austin, she trained directly under Jennifer Felkner at Austin Classical Ballet and performed professionally with her resident company as well as furthering her studies in contemporary dance. She has taught ballet, pointe, pre-pointe, contemporary, stretch and strength, acro and centeredÂ on technique extensively for all levels and and all ages. She has also taught and choreographed for Austin Dance Elite, an award winning competitive dance team for seven years and was the ballet director of Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Additionally, Daniela has guest-taught for multiple studios has set award winning choreography across Texas. Daniela graduated with honors from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and International relations and a minor in psychology.