THE FOUNDER

 

I am Nick M. Daniels, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and have a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Slippery Rock University. As founding Artistic Director, I started the DANA Movement Ensemble prior to graduation in Spring of 1991.

I, along with my Company, have received many awards, accolades and favorable reviews from across the country, including performing at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Carnegie Museum and The Pittsburgh Dance Council. Although I’ve continued to choreographed and create dances, I stopped publicly presenting my own work—subsequently, I am a re-emerging choreographer..

Now is the time for me to show what I’ve been developing as a result of my experiences as an artist, teacher and mentor, My choreographic style is contemporary modern, based on pure raw emotion and musicality.
My personal movement influences and mentors include Eleo Pomare, Katherine Dunham, Alvin Ailey and Paul Taylor.