Daniel Benevides

Ballet / Partnering

Daniel Benavides grew up dancing Ballet Flockricko, Mexican folk dance, up to his senior year in high school. At the time 17, Benavides joined the high schools highest dance team, Dance Production. He then began his ballet training through the S.T.E.P. UP program at Anaheim Ballet. On full scholarship his second year, Benavides’s was on a professional career track with the Anaheim Ballet. Within those 2 years of just beginning ballet he was accepted to attend summer programs with American Ballet Theater and San Francisco Ballet.
Furthering his training, Benavides accepted a full scholarship that included room and board to go train with the San Francisco Ballet School. After two years of training with SFB and performing with the company he moved on to begin his dancing career.
Joining Boston Ballet II in 2004 Benavides got to work with amazing choreographers and gained more performance experience that added to his repertoire. During the summer prior to joining Orlando Ballet in 2006, Benavides was dancing with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, where they went on tour with to Scotland and performed at the Edinburgh Festival. Benavides has been with Orlando Ballet for 15 seasons where he has performed leading and soloist roles like; Cavalier, Drosselmyer, Tybalt,
Birbanto, Von Rothbart, The Beast and Dracula. During his time with Orlando Ballet, Benavides got to work and perform works by choreographers such as; Twyla Tharp, Jessica Lang, Lila York, Peter Chu, Bruce Marks, Michael Pink, and Robert Hill. Benavides got the opportunity set a ballet as well teach during the Summer Programs. Benavides has also been a Guest Artist and Teacher with other companies and schools.