DLD Dance Professional Company was founded in 2004 by Arthur J. Daniels and Dyanna Daniels. Vocalist, Arthur J. Daniels and Diva le Dance performed for almost a decade all over and outside the Chicagoland area. Since its founding, Artistic Director, Dyanna Daniels has cultivated the company to be rooted in the foundations of Urban and Hip Hop dance while often interfusing Hip Hop with other dance genres into DLD's work to bridge the gap sometimes seen between dance genres. Our company strives to create an eclectic performance experience that leaves any audience wanting more.​​​​​

Dyanna opened DLD Dance Center in June of 2011. DLD Dance Ceter offers classes for ages 3-Adult specializing in Urban and Hip Hop movement while also offering classes for Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, and Creating Choreography. DLD has recital classes, performance companies, and a competitive Hip Hop company in addtion to elective classes that focus on different dance genres and tecnhiques. All of DLD's Core Instructional Staff are still performing and training either with DLD ​Proffesional, DLD Pre-Professional Companies or another reputable company in the Chicagoland area. We feel that it is important for our Instructors to still be learning, performing, and developing in their art form which continues to inspire us to be the best educators and dancers we can be.

DLD Dance Company also holds several events in which a portion of the profits are used for DLD Dance Center’s Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund was started in 2011. Scholarships are awarded to children in the community who otherwise would not have the opportunity to dance. We currently have 9 children enrolled in this program.

Some of DLD's performances to date include Dance Chicago's Streets Urban Movement, The DuPage County Fair, WIU's GBCC Dance Troupe Spring Concerts, Soldier Field for the 12th Annual Chicago Football Classic, MotorCity Casino-Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, DLD Hip Hop Dance Productions and Professional Dance Showcases, Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic, The Launch Fashion Show: A CasaBella Event, Elgin Ties Dance Festival, UDC's Summer Showcase and Best of the West Competition, Kapwa Modern's Intercollegiate Urban Dance Competition, Going Dutch 2015, Noumenon Dance Ensemble's NewMoves 2015 and 2016, and recording artist DLux's latest music video choreographed by two of our professional company members! DLD has also started to make a name for itself in the Flash Mob industry choreographing and participating in Flash Mobs throughout the Chicagoland area! Several of DLD’s professional company members have choreographed and participated in Flash Mobs for Toyota at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, a proposal at Navy Pier that was featured in the Chicago Tribune, one that was featured on Sportsnet, WGN and MLB.com before a Chicago White Sox Game, Brookfield Zoo, and ABC's Extreme Weight Loss which aired in 2013!