Although based in Portland Oregon, Daniel Kirk has extensive performance experience both nationally and internationally. His technique ranges from classical ballet to contemporary to innovative theatrical and aerial work. This eclectic style has enabled him to perform a wide variety of repertory that includes ballets by Antony Tudor, Jean Coralli, Robert Joffrey and Petipa as well as contemporary ballets by Choo San Goh, Georges Balanchine, Gerald Arpino and Val Caniparoli. Modern works include pieces by Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Agnes deMille, Donald Byrd, Karole Armitage and Janet Eilber.
After nine years with Oregon Ballet Theatre, he has performed many ballets by director James Canfield and the late Dennis Spaight. He has also performed with The Joffrey Ballet, The Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, The Gregg Bielemeier Dance Project and is currently a founding member of BodyVox, based in Portland. Considered to be one of the finest partners, Lewis Segal of the L.A. Times has called him a classically gifted artist as well as a paragon of dance.
Daniel has choreographed and performed for the Oregon Symphony, and choreographed The Little Mermaid in Collaboration with Eric Skinner for IPB. Together, they have co-founded the skinner/kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE, a contemporary dance company in Portland.