Dani Papanikolaou was born in Coral Springs, FL in 1992. He spent most of his life in Florida until he was 14 when his parents decided to uproot the family and move to Israel in 2006. Ever since Dani was a kid, he was always involved in theater and art. He was apart of a local acting troupe for kids when he was young for a many years while also entering exhibition contests for artwork, many of which he won. When he arrived in Israel, Dani built a strong bond between the arts and his personal creativity. After a year and a half in Israel, camping, mountain climbing, and sailing the coasts, he and his family moved back to the United States. After spending his sophomore year in Alabama, Dani moved back to Florida to “the luckiest fishing village,” Destin. He spent four years in Destin, graduating from high school, focusing on theater, film, and art, and began attending Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL for three semesters studying theater. At NWFSC, Dani developed a love in directing and acting especially. However, before he could complete his technical degree in theater, Dani moved further south to Cape Coral, FL where he enrolled at Edison State College, earning his Associate’s degree. Currently, Dani is enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University, studying art, more specifically sculpture, with the goal of receiving his Bachelors degree with a minor in Museum Studies, and a concentration in Public Relations. Throughout his high school and college years, Dani still managed to produce unique art pieces and participate in theater plays whenever he can. He volunteers often, usually in building sets and props for local elementary schools, developing a love for teaching and educating children about the arts. Dani strives to receive his Masters in Fine Arts degree in the near future.