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Daniel Kirk

Principal Dancer & Choreographer

Daniel trained at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. He has been a part of the Portland dance scene for twelve years. He joined Oregon Ballet Theater in 1989, has danced with The Gregg Bielemeier Dance Project, The Portland Opera, The Musical Theater Co., as well as other independent projects. He has also performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, under the directorship of Victoria Koenig, and The Joffrey Ballet. Many of the roles Daniel has danced include new works by James Canfield and Dennis Spaight. He has danced various roles in the classics and 20th-century classics by Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Jose Limon, and Agnes DeMille, as well as new pieces by Jamey Hampton, Karole Armitage, Donald Byrd, and Bebe Miller. Daniel is currently working with Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland in their company BodyVox, which has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe. BodyVox performances include The Big Room and Carmina Burana. He is now in his eleventh season performing with Inland Pacific Ballet. Daniel's long association with the company includes choreography for IPB's children's classic The Little Mermaid, as well as the Nutty Nutcracker.

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