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The Brazilian dancer started dancing at the age of 10 in Ourinhos. He joined the John Cranko School in Stuttgart in 2005 and graduated four years later. He was a pupil of the famous Russian master Peter Pestov. At the end of his studies, he joined the Corps de Ballet of the Stuttgart Ballet. After his excellent debut in the role of Basilio in Don Quixote by Maximiliano Guerra, he became a Soloist at the beginning of the 2012 season. One season later he was promoted to First Soloist. Daniel joined the Dutch National Ballet as a First Soloist in 2016. He currently dances as a Guest Star Dancer with the most prestigious ballet companies of the world such as the Australian Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Czech National Ballet or Kremlin Ballet, among others.

His large repertoire as main character includes La Bayadere by Natalia Makarova and X. Torres, La Sylphide by Peter Schaufuss, Othello by John Neumeier, Arena by Glen Tetley, Forgotten Land by Jiri Kylian, Orlando by Marco Goecke or Yantra by Wayne McGregor and many more. 

In October 2009, the European Foundation for Culture won the European awarded Daniel for the most promising dancer. In the 2010 season, he won the German Dance Prize “Future”. In 2011 he was nominated for the Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto and won the Audience’s Choice. In 2017 he was nominated as one of the best dancers of the year in international scenarios, receiving the Positano Prize in Italy. In 2018, Daniel was nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse considered the Oscars of the Ballet World.

In 2019 Daniel Camargo has participated in multiple charity galas as Guest Star Dancer like the GALA VALENCIA SOMOS ARTE with one of today’s greatest stars, Polina Semionova.

Alongside his on-stage achievements, Daniel will appear in the main cast of two movies, Coppelia, to be released in 2021, and Birds of Paradise, an Amazon Prime Production with a planned worldwide cinema release.

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