Danielle Soames


Danielle Soames
Mohawk of Kahnawake

Danielle Soames, Mohawk of Kahnawake, born in Atlanta, GA and grew up on the east coast. Danielle moved to NYC after graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Theater. She attended the Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC and became a member of the American Indian Community House ; soon leading to her meeting Murielle Borst-Tarrant and the family of Safe Harbors.

Getting cast as the lead in an educational play titled: Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth held at the Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian in NYC, created a solid partnership with the museum which led Danielle into Teaching Artist positions, Assistant Educator positions and then a Cultural Interpreter role teaching about the Haudensaunee to the public, school groups and special needs groups. During this time, she acted and directed in various New York theaters, tv, and films. Danielle formed Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group in 2008 with friends and went on to produce play-readings, main staged shows, and fund raising events through 2013; when she co-produced Smoke, by Vickie Ramirez at The Signature Theater on 42nd Street.

She went back to school and earned her Master in Education degree with a focus on Theater from NYU. Danielle has written a couple of short plays and has an art exhibit which will open in May, 2021 at the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, NY titled: Identity/Identify. She will be showcasing her theater masks, poetry and storyboard photographs.

Danielle has been working with Safe Harbors NYC since the inception and traveled with the group performing the role: Birdie in the play, Don’t Feed The Indians for the past 5 years.