Purchase alum Dani Michaeli entered show business at age eleven as a ventriloquist and soon became a popular choice for childrenâ€™s birthday parties and local talent shows in his native Rochester, NY.
He eventually attended Purchase College and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking. While at Purchase he learned to write for the screen and made several short films. He also developed a cartoony style, with encouragement from his professors and fellow students.
This all paid off years later when he landed a writing job on â€œSouth Parkâ€. This was followed by a writing position on â€œSponge Bob Square Pantsâ€ at Nickelodeon, where Dani can still be found today. He has also contributed scripts to Nickelodianâ€™s â€œThe Mighty B!â€ and Cartoon Networkâ€™s â€œBatman: The Brave and the Bold.â€