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Daniel Wagner

Corps de Ballet | Monrovia, California | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2020

Daniel Wagner was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where he began his dance training at Pasadena Civic Balletunder the tutelage of Craig Williams. After attending summer intensives at ABT and the Kirov Academy he moved away from home to finish high school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He then finished his training at Houston Ballet under Claudio Muñoz and Andrew Murphy. He has danced professionally with Cincinnati Ballet where he performed principal roles in classical and contemporary works such as George Balanchine’s Serenade, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Eros Redux, Penny Saunders’ Nannerl, and Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16.

Fun fact: Daniel loves watching nature documentaries!

Professional History

  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts (2011-2012)
  • Houston Ballet Academy (2012-2013)
  • Cincinnati Ballet Second Company – CB2 (2013-2014)
  • Cincinnati Ballet (2014-2019, Present)

Favorite Roles

  • Von Rothbart in Swan Lake
  • Ali the Slave in Le Corsaire
  • Man in White in ALICE (in Wonderland)

Competitions and Awards

  • Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition (2015)
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