Danny V. Batimana creates positive energy for sustained happiness. He is a youth happiness speaker and founder of Happiness is NOW (HIN) Inc., a for-purpose organization, specializing in motivational dance presentations across North America.
After graduating from Diamond Bar High School, this Filipino-American born became a dance choreographer for the NBA's Los Angeles Laker Girls, Portland Trailblazers, and Los Angeles Clippers Spirit. In 1994, he created Team Millennia (TM), a collegiate hip-hop dance team while studying Business Administration at Cal State University, Fullerton (CSUF).
By the end of his Senior year at CSUF, Danny had choreographed, produced, and directed various dance shows, which led him to pursue an entertainment career in the Philippines. After one year, he decided to return back to Southern California and obtain a Secondary Teaching Credential (in Business, Mathematics, and Dance) again, at CSUF. This led him to teach mathematics and leadership for several years at West Covina HS and eventually developing the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) “Professional Dance” program at Western HS.
In 2010, he became the manager of the Poreotics Dance Crew (America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5 champions), traveling the world, gaining experiences, which would eventually lead to his desire to ‘change the world’ through a happiness movement called “Happiness is NOW.’ The HIN Experience is in it's 5th year of existence and soon to spread to over 500+ elementary, middle, and high schools throughout California.
Danny currently resides in Newport Beach, CA, enjoying his new nephew, River James, and preparing to get married later this Summer 2018. This year's theme: Taking MOONSHOTS!
“God has blessed me with an abundance of special abilities and I plan on sharing them with as many people as possible.” -Peter 4:10