Danielle Janess

Danielle Janess
THEA 310
Office: Phoenix Building Rm. 108A


Danielle Janess: Biography

Danielle Janess is a writer, performer, editor, translator, collaborative theatre creator and teaching artist. Originally from the shores of Lake Huron in Treaty 29 territory (Bright’s Grove, ON), she has lived in Berlin, Germany, and now divides her time between Lekwungen and Duwamish territories (Victoria, BC and Seattle, WA). She holds an MFA in Writing (UVic), a BFA in Acting (UVic) and a BA in Writing (UVic). Her debut poetry collection, The Milk of Amnesia, is a work of poetic theatre that wrestles with the inherited memory of war. It was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2021 and adapted to short film with the support of the Province of BC and the Yosef Wosk Foundation. Danielle believes that the greatest innovations come from reaching out across disciplines. Her creative work contributes to an embodied dialogue between the practices of poetry and theatre, and has appeared onstage, in film, and in print in Canada, Germany, France, the USA and the UK. She has taught diverse students in a range of settings — inmate-run theatre, community theatre for children and teens, undergraduate students, and students with barriers to traditional education. Danielle is currently writing, ​creating, and performing in new work.