Daniel Rocha 

Daniel is a dancer and enthusiastic investigator of the created universe currently living, practicing, and studying in NYC.   In May of 2021, he graduated from New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts Dance BFA Program. Having also completed a minor in physics with a concentration in astronomical phenomena, his passion for understanding the world around him helps drive his artistic pursuits. The majority of his training prior to attending NYU came from The Mill Ballet School, under the direction of Mark and Melissa Roxey, from 2014 - 2018. Before then, his family's natural inclination toward music and dance served to demonstrate the visceral expressiveness of movement with rhythm. He has performed in classical balletic works as well as contemporary ballet, flamenco, post-modern, musical theater, jazz, and contemporary-style works. He has collaborated with Shamel Pitts, Rena Butler, Nini Dongnier, Allyson Greene and performed works by Dozje Brown at the Fall 2019 Dumbo Dance Festival and in the Ballet School of Stamford’s Spring 2019 performance of Symphonic Progressions. His recent performances include the Roxey Ballet Company’s Spring Production of The Pied Piper of Hamelin and the Second Avenue Dance Company’s Summer 2021 Retro Concert which included a new work by Rena Butler. In the Fall of 2021 he joined the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company as an apprentice under Artistic Director Igal Perry, and in January 2022 rejoined the Roxey Ballet Company.

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