Daniel Riley

Daniel, a Wiradjuri man from New South Wales, and the current Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre (ADT), has an extensive, and critically acclaimed, career as a dancer (Leigh Warren & Dancers, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, New Movement Collective, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Chunky Move and ADT), and choreographer (QL2 Dance, QUT, Third Row Dance Company, Louisville Ballet, VCA, Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Dancenorth and ADT). He has held the positions of Associate Producer (2019-2020) and Creative Associate (2020-2021) at ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, as well as Lecturer in Contemporary Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts, where he conceived and launched Kummarge, a self-determined First Nations mentorship and pathways program for First Nations dance students. Daniel has also worked for Moogahlin Performing Arts, and was commissioned by RISING to create the film mulunma-Inside Within, as part of Moving Objects 2021.

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