Daniel Charon has been active as a choreographer, teacher, and performer for over twenty-five years. While based in New York City, Daniel maintained a project-based company and primarily danced with Doug Varone and Dancers and the Limón Dance Company. He has also performed with various other dance, opera, and theater companies around the country. Daniel currently serves as the Artistic Director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company where he has been since 2013. In this position, he has created numerous original contemporary dances for the stage, gallery installations, and has designed video for his and other choreographers’ works. He has presented multiple full evening concerts in New York City, has been produced by various theaters, and has been commissioned to choreograph new works for many companies, universities, and festivals around the country. He has choreographed The Pearl Fishers, Aida, Moby-Dick, and La Traviata at the Utah Opera. Daniel was a freelance web developer and continues to work extensively in the digital realm; creating dance films, experimenting with interactive technology, and seeking ways to implement media into his work. He regularly teaches master classes and workshops nationally and internationally and has been a guest artist and adjunct professor at numerous universities. Daniel is a BFA graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and an MFA graduate of the California Institute of the Arts in Choreography and Integrated Media. He hails from Moorhead, MN where he spent his formative years as a young artist.