Daniel is Brazilian and danced with National Ballet of Portugal, London City Ballet, Zurich Ballet and Scottish Ballet.
He joined Northern Ballet as Principal Artist in 1995 performing and creating leading roles until joining the artistic team in 2003.
As a freelance choreographer his works for Northern Ballet include: Glass Canon; Untainted Parallel; Danzando Felini; and Overworlds & Underworlds. In November 2015 he created his first full-length production, Nijinsky – God of the Dance, for Slovak National Ballet. In 2017, he created The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas for Northern Ballet.
Daniel is the Artistic Director of Northern Ballet’s Children's Ballets for which he has produced Elves & the Shoemaker.
As a guest Daniel has worked with: Bern Ballet; Deborah Colker Dance Company; Phoenix Dance Theatre; Royal Academy of Dance; Ballet Central; The Ballet Boyz; Estonia Opera House Ballet; Royal New Zealand Ballet; and Slovak National Ballet.
Awarded the 2011/12 Dance Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme he was mentored by Wayne McGregor and seconded to Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
As Artistic Associate for Northern Ballet Daniel works to create, develop and nurture its high standard productions and represent the Company's significant work in the British dance industry.
Header photo by Tony Johnson.