Daniel Belton

Internationally celebrated dance-film maker and choreographer Daniel Belton.

Born in 1970, Daniel Belton graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 1990, and was awarded the Fay Richwhite Scholarship during his time at the School. He has performed with many contemporary dance companies, including the Douglas Wright Dance Company (NZ), Arc Dance Company (London / Europe), Irek Mukhamedov (London / Europe), Aletta Collins Dance Company (London / UK), Glyndebourne Festival Opera (UK), Compania Vicente Saez (Spain / Europe) and Tanz Company Gervasi (Vienna / Austria).

Turning his focus toward choreography, Daniel founded Daniel Belton and Good Company in 1997. Good Company has established a reputation for a unique multi-disciplinary approach to production, having created more than 30 critically-acclaimed dance performance pieces for site-specific, installation, opera, dance-theatre and digital spaces. Daniel's dance film works have been selected for in excess of 70 international dance and multi-media festivals. Daniel has created new choreographic commissions for Black Grace, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Unitec, the New Zealand School of Dance, the Body Festival, The University of Otago, and The University of Waikato.