It’s been an interesting process for me so far. First of all living in the middle of no where on a farm for two weeks is a process in itself, removing yourself from the crazy energy of New York is both peaceful and gives me a slight squirmish feeling. I think it’s helping me focus on what’s before us.... because what’s before us is a lot of work in a short amount of time. It’s a lot of character development which I was not expecting to be honest. I didn’t really have a clear view of what we were going to create here. I feel like as a person I can be quite animated but when asked to “act” I tend to shut myself in, but there is something about this process that’s different for me. As a kid I was in love with Charlie Chaplin and how his animation could come across so clearly without words. I am actually very excited to get into the development of whatever character I may be, we are only 5 days in so I can’t say I have a clear view of that character yet, but a goal of mine throughout the process is going to be to try to not think of it so much as acting but to really become whatever character I find within the work, to see if my personal animation and craziness can carry over into this character so that it’s just a physical expression of the many sides of myself.
Daniel was born and raised in Nevada City, California. He began dancing at age 12 where he received most of his training from his public high school's dance department. After graduating from high school, Daniel continued his training in San Francisco at Alonzo King's Lines Ballet Repertory Ensemble Program. After completing their two year program Daniel went onto dance with many bay area companies which include Yannis Adoniou’s Kunst-Stoff, Kara Davis’s Project Agora and San Francisco Opera, he has also had the pleasure of working with many other opera companies throughout California and Seattle. Sense relocating to New York Daniel has had the pleasure of working with Shen Wei Dance Arts and Sidra Bell New York. Also he is the recipient of an Isadora Ducun Award in Outstanding Achievement in Performance.