I been traveling around the country, teaching animation at Joey Travolta’s inclusion Film camp, and have expanded out to teach animation at other companies like OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism & Low Incidence), Step by Step Academy, The Center for Autism & Dyslexia, and Animation Gets Real by VSAFlorida since I was 16.

For more than past 9 years, I been teaching animation around the country to over 1500 students with autism.

Here is the list of teaching locations by companies.

Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Film Camp

  • Heal Foundation at the University of North Florida. Jacksonville FL. (2011)
  • Marble Jam Kids at St. Peters College. Tenefly Nj. (2011)
  • OUCares at Oakland University. Detroit MI. (2011, 2013-2014)
  • ACT Today at Cox Communications. San Diego CA. (2012-2013)
  • Futures Explored at St. Mary’s College. Moraga CA. (2012-2018)

Sondra Williams’ SPEAKS

  • OCALI Headquarters. Columbus OH. (2012-2013)
  • Step by Step Academy. Worthington OH. (2014-2015)
  • The Center for Autism & Dyslexia. Findly OH. (2014-2015)

Animation Gets Real (With VSA Florida & CARD)

  • iTeach Lounge at College of Education, University of South Florida. Tampa FL (2014-present)
  • College of Engineering, Florida International University. Miami FL (2017)
  • Miami-Dade Cultural Center Library. Miami Lakes FL. (2018)


  • Acting Antics with Ryan Commings. Malvern¬†PL. (2014)
  • Let’s Animate! An Animation Class (2016)
  • Spec Saturday Animation Workshop with Spectrum Laboratory (2017-present)

My class schedule can always be found at DaniAcademy.com

Software I used to Teach Animation

  • ToonBoom Studio (2011)
  • FlipBoom Cartoon (2012-2013)
  • FlipBoom All-Star (2014-2015)
  • ToonBoom StoryBoard Pro (2016)
  • ToonBoom Harmony Essentials/Premium (2017-present)

About ToonBoom

ToonBoom has been a generous sponsor for more than 10 years, supporting my animation production and I would not have been able to produce as many films as I have without their support. In addition to supporting my animation production, the company provided software for my students for my animation camps/workshops that I teach every year.

For more information about ToonBoom, go to ToonBoom.com

You can look up more info at my online resume.

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