A graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance, Daniel Cooper has performed both nationally and internationally with Atamira Dance Company, Black Grace, and Douglas Wright Dance Company among others. Daniel has performed at many festivals and theatres around the world, such as the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Holland Dance Festival, Asia Pacific Dance Festival and Off Broadway in New York City. Daniel was Assistant Choreographer for World of WearableArt, and Choreographer for Stars in Their Eyes and Life’s a Riot on television. He has also had the privilege of being Rehearsal Director/Choreographic Assistant for Okareka Dance Company and Atamira Dance Company.
In the field of education, Daniel represented the Royal New Zealand Ballet as Dance Educator and has taught at the New Zealand School of Dance, Unitec and The Actors’ Program. He also worked with Okareka Dance Company to initiate its annual Summer School. Daniel last joined Auckland Theatre Company for Billy Elliot the Musical in 2016 and is excited to be back for the ASB season of Under the Mountain.