Danica is a physiotherapist residing in Perth, Western Australia. Stemming from a background in classical ballet, Danica trained at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). She performed professionally, with career highlights including dancing in the Australasian tour of “The Phantom of the Opera” and performing with Tasmanian Classical Ballet.
Danica completed her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University with first class Honours where her research analysed the effects of novel taping techniques on adolescent dancers. Since graduating she has provided physiotherapy services to the cast and crew of “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” during their Perth seasons. She has continued her involvement in the dance community with regular teaching, where she endeavours to promote a safe dance practice and use elements of physiotherapy practice and movement analysis to assist students in growing and developing as young dancers.\
In 2015 Danica has been appointed as physiotherapist in the newly established clinical service at WAAPA and works in a private practice known by dancers in Perth. She is also currently embarking on her Master’s in Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University and holds interest in biomechanical research on landing strategies employed by young dancers and lower limb injury.