|Hair Color:|| Blonde|
Blue (as of Puppet Master)
|Occupation(s):|| Artist |
Waitress at Spotlight Diner
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Unnamed mother|
|Relationships:||Santana Lopez (girlfriend)|
|Friends:|| Santana Lopez|
|Clique:|| Pamela Lansbury|
One Three Hill
|Talent:||Playing the guitar, Playing the keyboard, Singing|
|First appearance:||Tina in the Sky with Diamonds|
Danielle, commonly known as Dani, is a singing waitress at the Spotlight Diner in New York, along with Santana, Rachel, and Kurt. She is currently in a relationship with Santana.
She is portrayed by actress and singer Demi Lovato.
This episode stages Dani's debut on the show. She is a waitress at the Spotlight Diner, where Santana, Rachel and later Kurt work as well. Dani was first seen taking orders from a customer when she sees Santana staring at her, causing the latter to blushingly look away. Her first scene is a talk with Santana about their comeouts. Dani tells Santana that her parents hated the idea of Dani being a lesbian and how after a big fight with them (due to their finding her making out with a girl in their basement) she took her guitar and never looked back. Santana tells Dani that her parents were okay about her being a lesbian but her grandmother wasn't, and about Brittany. After hearing this, Dani tells her she needs someone new and acts very flirty towards her.
We see Dani again in another scene, when Rachel leaves the diner early to leave Santana and Dani alone. Santana asks if Dani shouldn't be going too, to which Dani replies that she likes to stay at the diner to watch the sunrise. Santana admits she never did it, so she stays with Dani and this leads to their performance of Here Comes the Sun, which ends with them reaching Dani's house. After it, they said goodbye and share an innocent first kiss.
By the end of the episode, Santana and Dani are officially dating. Santana invited her back to the loft where she, Rachel and Kurt live. Rachel, Kurt and Santana all have parts in Let It Be, however, Dani does not even though she is seen during the performance.
Dani got excited when Kurt mentioned that he is starting a band and asked if girls are allowed to join. He said yes and wanted Dani, Santana, and Rachel to sign up to spare him the agony of open auditions. Dani agrees to join, Rachel passes (later joins), and Santana agrees - if they get to help with the setlist and have a say in who joins; Kurt agrees. At the auditions, she asks how long do they have to wait here, and played the guitar when the only person who signed up, Starchild, performs Marry the Night.
Dani is seen at the loft with Kurt, Santana and Starchild trying to come up with a name for the band. She suggested "The Nipslips" and added that boobs lovers of all genders would show up, but the name was shot down by Kurt. Rachel jokingly came up with the band name, "Pamela Lansbury," and they all agreed. To mark the beginning of Pamela Lansbury she and the rest of the band perform Roar.
Dani is having a meeting with Pamela Lansbury in which Kurt tells them about their debut gig. They are excited until they find out it’s on Thursdays at Callbacks. Dani, Elliott, and Santana don’t think it’s the best place to have their first performance but Kurt insists to perform there and shuts down Dani's input. She is then seen in Kurt's vision of the band performing Into the Groove.
She is later seen at Callbacks with the rest of the band, but there is only one person in the audience. She and the others are disappointed and retreat backstage. It is assumed that the band still perform off screen because at the band's second meeting of the week (which Dani isn't present) Kurt explains how their sole audience member helped to set up the band's second gig at the Music Hall of Williamsburg after watching their show.
Since Rachel and Santana keep fighting when they are in the Bushwick apartment with Kurt, he tells them they are out of Pamela Lansbury and that he is disbanding the band to start a new one with Dani and Elliott. Santana, surprised, asks if her own girlfriend agreed with kicking out her, and Kurt responds Dani only wants to have fun and sing, and that she knows it is impossible while they are still in the band.
She is finally seen during One Three Hill's (the name of the new bad) first gig at Callbacks, she is seen performing The Happening and having fun, she is also seen making eye contact with Santana in some parts of the song. Later, Dani is seen entering in the Bushwick Apartment with Kurt and Elliott when Santana and Rachel were talking about their friendship status, when Santana tries to leave she asks her to stay so she can feel less guilty about agreeing with Kurt kicking her out of the band, but fails and says goodbye to her girlfriend with a kiss. She is last seen performing Hold On with One Three Hill as Santana and Rachel didn't make up things.
- Main article: Dani-Santana Relationship
Dani and Santana meet in the episode Tina in the Sky with Diamonds, at the Spotlight Diner, where both of them work as waitresses. The mutual attraction is obvious, so she acts very flirty to Santana which makes her really nervous. After Rachel leaves the two of them alone, she offers her to stick around so they can watch the sunrise together, Santana agrees. They perform Here Comes the Sun as they walk to Dani's place, after that, Dani kisses her quickly before saying goodbye. Later on, Santana mentions to Rachel and Kurt that the two are officially girlfriends. Later in A Katy or A Gaga, they both join Kurt's Band.
Solos (In a Group Number)
|Roar||A Katy or A Gaga||Kitty, Rachel, Kurt, Sam, Santana, Elliott, Tina, and Unique|
|The Happening||Trio||Elliott and Kurt|
|Hold On||Artie, Blaine, Elliott, Kurt, Rachel, Sam, Santana, and Tina|
|Song||Episode||Sung by||Back Up with|
|Into the Groove||Puppet Master||Elliott, Kurt, and Rachel||Santana|
In a Solo
|Marry the Night||A Katy or A Gaga||Electric Guitar||Elliott|
In a Duet
|Here Comes The Sun||Tina in the Sky with Diamonds||Acoustic Guitar||Dani and Santana|
In a Group Number
|Roar||A Katy or A Gaga||Electric Guitar||Dani, Rachel, Elliott, Kitty, Kurt, Unique, Sam, Tina, and Santana|
|Into the Groove||Puppet Master||Keyboard||Pamela Lansbury|
- Although her surname has yet to be revealed, she is commonly known as Dani Harper among fans.