Born in Berkshire, England on 8th February 1989, Dani started her acting career aged six in the Pete Townshend rock musical Tommy and went on to play July in the national tour of Annie. She landed the role of Tracy Beaker at the tender age of 12, and played the character for six successful series following which she continued to make her mark on the TV in her own sitcom Dani's House.
Alongside these, Dani has also had roles in several high profile programmes including Molly Venables in three series of After You've Gone (the character of which was created for her) for BBC1; Young Jo Brand in Little Crackers for Sky; Trial and Retribution, My Family, Pie in the Sky, The 10th Kingdom, Beast, Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor, Beep Beep in The Beeps and the pilot for Coming of Age. She was one of the presenters, known as 'packers' in the 2006 series of the Saturday morning show, Mighty Truck of Stuff. Dani has also presented on BBC Radio 7s The Big Toe, presented CBBC and has been a guest on The Wright Stuff. One of the highlights of her career so far was performing at the Queen's 80th Birthday bash - in the reprised role of Tracy Beaker.
Early 2012 Dani joined the line up for Let's Dance for Sports Relief on BBC 1 reaching the final.
In 2013 Dani had the opportunity to star in the hit primetime BBC show Strictly Come Dancing reaching the final with her partner Vincent Simone. Her popularity on the show saw her take part in the National Tour partnering up with Pasha in which they come runner up on numerous occasions.
Dani then went on to The National UK 40th Anniversary Tour of the cult stage musical Rocky Horror Show in the role of Janet a role in which she has always wanted to play.
In addition to her numerous screen credits, Dani is in much demand as a panto star with previous productions including: the title role in Peter Pan, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Spirit of the Belles in Dick Whittington, Princess Tamar in Jack & The Beanstalk, Cinderella in and Belle in Beauty & The Beast.
In 2018 saw Dani take on her first ever Shakespearean play. She played Viola in Twelfth Night at The Barnfield theatre Exeter.
In September 2013 Dani opened The Dani Harmer Academy of Performing Arts based in Berkshire for children aged 6yr to 18yrs which is proving a great success and has plans to expand.
In May 2018 Dani Harmer Productions Ltd was formed and it's first production of "Dancing With Dani" went on tour in October 2018 and carrying on through to 2019 throughout the UK.
Dani is also a proud Ambassador for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
We're delighted to announce that 13 of our Academy children have been cast in this production to perform alongside Dani and Bobby Davro. Roles include John & Michael Darling, Tinkerbell, Lost Boys and Senior Dancers. For more information on tickets and venues, please check out the following link:
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