Danielle Mastricola

Department Head



Danielle is originally from Chicago, IL where she went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. While there she fell in love with teaching yoga and got her 200 hour yoga teacher certification with Amara Yoga and Arts. In 2020 after graduation she worked towards her 26 hour certification in Yin and Restorative Yoga, and her 26 hour certification in Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga Nidra through Wild Abundant Life. Most recently, in 2021, she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to pursue her 300 hour yoga teacher training with Zuna Yoga.


In addition to working at the Fusion Upper West Side campus, and previously the Fusion Academy Lake Forest campus, Danielle has spent time as a Company Management Intern at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Berkshire, MA. After this internship she spent time working in Orlando, FL as a Cast member at Walt Disney World prior to the 2020 pandemic.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Loves to go to Kickboxing classes in her free time.
  • Obsessed with collecting orchids and other plants.
  • Once met Simone Biles after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the airport.