Daniel Ojeda

Company Dancer

Biography

Growing up in Queens, New York, Daniel trained in all the required fields for musical theater with Teresa and Mark Aubel. At twelve, he started training in classical ballet with private coach, Barbara Walczak, and trains with her whenever he returns. At 14, he started attending Professional Children’s School and The School of American Ballet, where he trained in the Balanchine technique for four years on scholarship. At 17, Daniel moved to Seattle and trained for two years on scholarship as a professional division student with the Pacific Northwest Ballet School. In his two years there, he danced in various roles in Robbins’, Glass Pieces, Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and their world premiere staging of Giselle. He also danced in school performances including the Second Movement Principal role in Balanchine’s Western Symphony. After two years in Seattle, Daniel joined Ballet Idaho.

In five seasons, he has been featured in many roles including the Pas de Trois and Neapolitan Divertissement in Swan Lake, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and in Balanchine’s Rubies. Last season was his first time in a principal role as the lead male in Balanchine’s Valse Fantasie. Daniel has choreographed several ballets for the NewDance, Up Close series. He has premiered two works at the Morrison Center, Qualia, and This Mortal’s Mosaic, and has choreographed two ballets for the Boise Dance Co-op. Last season he choreographed a ballet to the live music of local Boise band, Thick Business for the New Dance, Up Close Series. It later appeared as the premier crossover event of Treefort’s first evening. For the 2016/2017 season, Daniel will set a large ballet to an original score for
the Winter Repertory at the Morrison Center.

Sponsored for the 2016/17 season by Sondra and Richard Hackborn.