Monique Thayer

Monique has been dancing at D2D for 2 years. She came to the studio with no experience at all. Within the first semester she started to show her talent. Monique pushes herself beyond her comfort zone and is always willing to try new things. She is slowly realizing how talented she is and it definitely shows. Monique, we at D2D are so proud of you for all of your hardwork and dedication to the program. We know that this is only the beginning of the great person and dancer you will become. Keep up the good work!

The Anaya Family

Our "Secret Scholarship" was created by a D2D supporter who wishes to remain anonymous. This scholarship was awarded to the Anaya Family for their tireless efforts in building our program. These sisters have dedicated their time to D2D as they compete in several different routines for Regional and National Competitions. We are very proud to aide them in their journey.

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Success is filled with many choreographed steps in life...And we use dance as a definite way of expressing hope, healing, and happiness in the course of success.

Mission Statement

Destined to Dance's (D2D) mission is to provide professional dance instruction and inspire an eternal love for dance and artistic expression. These goals will be obtained through innovative choreography, skilled instructors and "healthy habits" for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities...



Destani was named by her late grandmother Janawyentha Shippings. She was one of her biggest supporters and constantly encouraged her to be great. Always in the audience, her grandmother would smile and cheer her on from the front row of every show. In 2011 she lost her life to Congestive Heart Failure. Although she is no longer with us, D2D was created in her memory. As our logo and name are symbolic of what she stood for. Love, purpose, and endless possibilities.

In December 2015, Destani was blessed with the opportunity to perform as a back up dancer with Hip Hop Legend Rob Base. Together they continue to perform in multiple cities and arenas all throughout California.

Destani is a hardworking dancer who takes time to not only teach others how to dance, but she also sets aside time to polish and perfect her own dancing technique. In Summer 2016, she attended the Dance Teacher Summit. There she was able to take lessons from world renowned choreographers. She takes every opportunity to share her inspiration and new lessons with her students. A caring heart with a passion for dancing is our founder, Destani Muskelly.

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Inspiration For D2D

Destani began dancing at the young age of 3. All throughout her school years she was always enrolled in local dance studios and programs, perfecting her technique. Reaching into her high school years she was an active dancer, becoming a top dancer in her class. In her senior year she received a Dance Scholarship. Destani also held the title of being Cheer Captain for 2 years.

After high school, her passion for dance sparked more than ever. She went forth in obtaining an AA degree in Dance from Cypress College. While attending Cypress College Destani was chosen to choreograph a piece in the annual People in Motion dance concert