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Danielle Cheiken, soprano actor dancer

"Soprano Danielle Cheiken was magnificent, playful, and nimble as Poppea."

Niels Swinkels,

San Francisco Classical Voice

Praised for being "magnificent, playful, and nimble" (San Francisco Classical Voice) and "terrifically funny and feisty" (Talkin' Broadway), soprano Danielle Cheiken is an active performer in the Bay Area in both opera and musical theatre. Danielle recently joined the San Francisco Opera Chorus for the 2024 calendar year. Most recent roles include Adina (L'elisir d'amore) with the San Francisco Opera Guild, Maggie Winslow (A Chorus Line) and Young Phyllis/Young Heidi (Follies) with San Francisco Playhouse, and Mary/Opera Singer (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812) with Shotgun Players. Her favorite roles include those with a comedic touch, such as and Musetta (La Bohème, SFOG), Frenchy (Grease, Berkeley Playhouse), Frieda Bauer (Pardon My English, 42nd Street Moon), Ethel Toffelmier (The Music Man, BBBay), Winnie Winslow (No, No, Nanette, 42nd Street Moon), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto, Italy), Just Jeanette (Too Many Sopranos, Oberlin), and Fräulein Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor, Austria). Danielle holds degrees in Vocal Performance from both Oberlin Conservatory (Bachelor of Music) and San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Master of Music). 

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