Daniel Ojeda is a dancer and choreographer from New York. He studied musical theatre from ages 3-12 with Teresa Aubel in Richmond Hill, NY, where he grew up. At 12, he started training with private coach Barabra Walczak and at 14 was accepted into the School of American Ballet with full scholarship.
At 17, after graduating the School of American Ballet, Daniel moved to Seattle and danced as a professional division student with Pacific Northwest Ballet for two years on full scholarship, after which he was asked to join Ballet Idaho by former artistic director Peter Anastos in 2010. In nine seasons with Ballet Idaho, Daniel has performed in numerous principal and featured roles with the company, and has been choreographing work for the company since his inception as a dancer.
Daniel has created over 20 new works for Ballet Idaho in his time there, and has recently started generating work outside of Idaho in Seattle and Salt Lake. With the works he has created for Ballet Idaho he consistently strives to collaborate with local artists of all different mediums including painter Huma Aatifi, Boise bands Thick Business, Sun Blood Stories, and Regular Sounds, local composers Daniel Kerr and Jeremy Stewart, and local costume designer Savannah Culp. He has also danced with numerous local companies including Project Flux and LED.
From 2017-2020, Daniel has been the Performance Art Lead for Treefort Music Fest, in which he curates the performance art programming for the festival.
In 2020, Daniel was awarded an Alexa Rose grant to create an original dance film in conjunction with Ballet Idaho.
"Creating art is an unavoidable consequence of being human."