Danny Tieger grew up in Hartford, CT, and spent many of his summers in the Berkshires. Danny graduated from Skidmore College in 2008 and spent the first part of his career writing and performing comedy in Los Angeles. He has toured nationally with theater productions such as Matilda the Musical. Danny is a prolific songwriter, writing music for NASA, DreamworksTV, and over a hundred films and television shows with his band, Peter Panic. A published author, Danny’s two books teach young people to express their creativity through filmmaking and songwriting respectively. Danny is thrilled to join the IMS community full time this year, living on campus with his wife, Emily, and their son, William.