Daniel Doña (Granada 1977)

This dancer and choreographer from Granada is considered as one of the top exponents of the current Spanish Dance, going beyond the formal bounderies in creation and gathering in his pieces the core of different artistic expressions. He comfortably moves among a reniewed Spanish Dance, Flamenco and Contemporary Dance, transiting inside an artistic field with no straitjackets or limits. And not only from the creative point of view he presents that fondness towards researching and investigation, but leading his own dance company from 2004, Daniel Doña Compañía de Danza, always characterized by his interested in education and seduction of new audiences, he has combined the creation of more theatrical shows with an approach to less conventional spaces since his beginning, imprinting in all his work an own language based on a dialogue between tradition and the avant-garde: Estación Seca (2004), Haz Conmigo lo que Quieras (2008), A Pie (2013), A Pie de Calle (2014), Black Box (2014), No Pausa (2015), Inestable (2015), Nada Personal (2016), Hábitat (2016).


“El Ojo Crítico 2016” Award, given by Radio Nacional de España, and Meritourious Honor “HEBE” Award of Performing Arts 2016

Degreed by Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid in choreograpy and Spanish Dance interpreting technic, he has been part of Ballet Nacional de España (BNE) and has stands out as soloist dancer in the most relevant dance companies in Spain: Antonio Márquez, Rafaela Carrasco, Teresa Nieto en Compañía, Rojas y Rodríguez, among others. From 2002 he is easily to find on stages and billboards as dancer and choreographer, sharing projects along with Olga Pericet, Manuel Liñán, Marco Flores, Rafaela Carrasco or Teresa Nieto: ESS3 Movimiento (2003), Cámara Negra (2004), Chanta la mui (2006), Del amor y otras cosas (2007), Complot (2008), En sus 13 (2009), Recital (2010), REW (2011), Polos Opuestos (2012). He has been guest choreographer in companies as Miguel Ángel Berna, Ibérica de Danza, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Rojas y Rodríguez, Rafaela Carrasco y Teresa Nieto en Compañía as well as in workshops from Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid, Mariemma (La Picanta, 80 in ranking 2010) and Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Granada, Reina Sofía (Polos Opuestos 2011 and at FEX, an extension of Festival de Música y Danza de Granada.

As dancer he developes his carreer at relevant venues such as Opera House from París, Teatro Clásico de Mérida, Palau de la Música de Barcelona, Opera House from Sidney, Teatro Mella de la Habana, Palacio de Congresos de Madrid, among others. As choreographer and artistic director his projects has been programmed in renewed dance festivals as Dansa Valencia, “Festival de Jerez”, “Festival de Otoño de Madrid”, “Mercat de les Flors”, “Festival Internacional Madrid en Danza”, Dansat2007, Tanzaus Festival (Dusseldorf-Germany), “Festival Iberoamericano de Bogotá”, “Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla”, “Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea Masdanza” and “Mes de Danza de Sevilla”.

He is co-founder, along with Teresa Nieto of the contest “Certamen Coreográfico del distrito de Tetuán” (Madrid).

His work as interpreter and creative has been recognized by means of many awards

  • Award “EL OJO CRÍTICO de RNE 2016” in its modality for DANCE.
  • Award Meritorius Honor “HEBE” For Performing Arts 2016 .
  • MAX Award for Performing Arts to Best Choreography for the piece “De Cabeza”.
  • Award “Hugo Boss” to young talents in Performing Arts.
  • Award to Outstanding Dancer at  XI Certamen Coreográfico de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid.
  • Award to Best Choreography at X Certamen Coreográfico de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid for the piece “Tango para un Loco” (2001).
  • 3 Awards at XVIII Certamen de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid, Teatros del Canal, for “Intermintente” (2009)
  • Finalist in MAX Award for Performing Arts to Best Male Dancer for the show “En sus 13” (2010)
  • Finalist in LORCA Award 2016 as Best Male Dancer.
  • Finalista MAX Award for Performing Arts to Best Choreography, along with Manuel Liñán for the show “REW” (2013).
  • Candidate to MAX Award (Best Dance Production, Best Choreography, Best Male Dancer and Best Musical Composition) for the show “A PIE” (2014)
  • Candidate to MAX Award (Best Dance Production, Best Choreography, Best Male Dancer and Best Musical Composition) for the show “NO PAUSA” (2016).