Born in Anaheim California, relocating to in Springfield Massachusetts, where she grew up. D. first developed her love for the arts while performing in dance and regional theater productions. As a teenager she relocated to Atlanta, GA where she attended the renowned Tri-Cities High School for Visual and Performing Arts. While still in high school she performed with the Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of with whom she performed across the U.S and overseas including West and South Africa. Her education also included the prestigious Alvin Ailey School and New York University where she studied abroad in Havana, Cuba.
In addition to professional dance instruction, D. also underwent extensive voice and acting training at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Theater program. While in New York she became a respected dancer and was selected to appear in music videos for artists: Bow Wow, Lloyd, LeToya Luckett and Jay-Z. Ultimately it was her time on reality television show, “Diddy’s Making the Band 3” that made D. Woods a household name. As part of the pop group Danity Kane, D. went on to achieve chart-topping and platinum album status. Their first self-titled album debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts selling 234,000 units in the first week and “Welcome to the Dollhouse” their sophomore album debuted at #1, making Danity Kane the only female group to have two #1 album debuts.