The Happiness is NOW
The Happiness is NOW (HIN) Tour is an energy-packed, interactive, live show utilizing the power of story, music, and dance to help students realize the true meaning of happiness. HIN challenges the youth to seek their passion, guide students in cultivating their own happiness, and helps them redefine true success.
Danny V. Batimana is the CEO & founder of Happiness is NOW Inc., a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. This Filipino-American born social entrepreneur resides in Diamond Bar, California. After graduating from Diamond Bar High School, he became one of the hip-hop choreographers for the Los Angeles Lakers Girls, Portland Trailblazers, and Los Angeles Clipper Spirit respectively. At the same time he studied business management at Cal State University, Fullerton; his dual career in the arts and business began to flourish and led him to create Team Millennia, a competitive hip-hop dance team based out of Orange County.
At the age of 25, Danny obtained his secondary teaching credential in business, mathematics, and dance at Cal State University, Fullerton. He taught mathematics and leadership for several years at West Covina high school and eventually developed the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) “professional dance” program at Western high school.
While teaching, he was also the owner of the Team Millennia Dance Studio, director of Team Millennia (America’s Best Dance Crew season 2 & 3), TM Juniors, and TM Tots; while producing the Bridge Dance Competitions and Summer Intensive Dance Camps & Showcases.
In 2010, he became the manager of the Poreotix (America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5 champions), traveling the world and gaining experiences, which would eventually lead to his desire to ‘change the world’ through social entrepreneurship and activism.
In 2011, sparked by the Deepak Chopra Symposium 2011 and a 7-day retreat at the Deer Park Monastery, Danny embarked on his enlightenment. This journey would ignite his inner passion for creating positive change in the world, especially within the youth, thus creating the Happiness is NOW movement.
“We’re bringing HAPPY back!”