Daniel Kraus

Benesh Choreologist


Born in Madrid, he studied ballet at the Professional Conservatory of Dance. He moved to London in 1998 to study at the Royal Ballet Upper School and graduated a year later from the English NationalBallet School, being the first student to be awarded the National Certificate in Professional Dance by the DaDA and Trinity College London. As a ballet dancer, he worked for companies like Mediterranean Ballet, European Ballet, KBallet and English National Ballet where he was a dancer for 17 years. He has danced soloist and principal roles in ballets by Ashton, MacMillan, Petipa, Fokine, Balanchine, Bournonville, Mary Skeaping, Roland Petit, Michael Corder, Christopher Hampson, Wayne Eagling, Derek Deane, Pina Bausch, Akram Khan, amongst many others. After retiring from stage in 2020, he graduated with distinction from the Professional Award in Benesh Movement Notation (PABMN) and a year later from the Post Graduate Diploma in Benesh Movement Notation (PGDBMN). He has notated works for ENB, BRB, and RAD and is also part of The Frederick Ashton Foundation Shadowing Scheme.

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