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Dr Henry Daniel

Professor, Performer, Choreographer, Scholar


MA Dance Studies - 1995

My time at [Trinity] Laban was transformative; after a very satisfying international career in dance, I was convinced that I could develop even greater skills in the field. [Trinity] Laban provided the crucial lens for me to see this larger whole; dancer, choreographer, teacher, scholar. I am forever grateful to my teachers for their guidance.

Dr Henry Daniel
Henry Daniel


Dr Henry Daniel graduated with an MA in Dance Studies in 1995. Prior to this he was a soloist with the José Limón Dance Company and danced with many other companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre Workshop, Pearl Primus African American Dance Company, Asakawalker Dance Company and the Bernhard Ballet, he was also a founding member of Astor Johnson’s Repertory Dance Theatre of Trinidad and Tobago. In Germany he founded and directed Henry Daniel and Dancers whilst also working as a member of TanzProject München, Tanztheater Freiburg, and Assistant Director, Choreographer and Dancer for Tanztheater Münster. Henry also founded and directs the performance group Full Performing Bodies. Now based in Canada, he has choreographed numerous works which have been performed nationally. He is Professor of Dance, Performance Studies and New Media Technologies at Simon Fraser University where his research concentrates on strengthening notions of Practice-as-Research. Henry holds a PhD from Bristol University.