DANIEL RILEY

DANIEL RILEY

Creative Associate

Daniel is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and producer from the Wiradjuri nation of Western NSW.

He began his dance training at Quantum Leap, ACT and since graduating from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2006 has danced for Leigh Warren & Dancers (2005-2006), New Movement Collective UK (2014), Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre UK (2014), Chunky Move (2019) and was a senior artist with Bangarra Dance Theatre (2007-2018).

Daniel is currently Creative Associate at ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and has recently been appointed as a Lecturer in Contemporary Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts, where he also leads a mentoring program for First Nations dance students. He also continues to work as an independent dancer, teacher, advocate, choreographer and currently sits on the Board of Chunky Move.

Daniel’s choreographic credits include Louisville Ballet, USA: Tonal (2020), Sacred Shifts. (2015), Melbourne International Arts Festival: Tanderrum (2019), Dancenorth: Communal Table (2019), Bangarra Dance Theatre: Dark Emu (2018), Miyagan (2016), Blak (2013), Riley (2010), Sydney Dance Company: Reign (2015), QL2 Dance: Hit the Floor Together (2013, 2018), QUT: Twelve Ascensions (2013), Thirteen Ascensions (Twelve Ascension Rework) (2018), Third Row Dance Company UK (2014).

He has been nominated at the Australian Dance Awards (2010, 2013) and for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Deadly Awards (2010, 2012 & 2013).

His film credits include Dan Sultan: Under Your Skin and Stephen Page’s (Bangarra Dance Theatre): Spear, where he made his film debut as well as working as Director’s Attachment. Daniel has conducted masterclasses, workshops and taught company class for organisations, institutions and dance companies across Australia and around the world.