Daniel F. Job – Ballet / Choreography
Daniel F. Job has long been associated with the world’s most prominent ballet companies and some of the greatest names in the dance world of the twentieth century.
Born in Belgium, he was educated in Brussels at the Maurice Bejart’s Ballet of the 20th Century, in Germany at the Koln International Academy and in the United States at the School of American Ballet Theatre. He then began his professional career as a dancer at the Geneva Opera. After three years of residence with the Geneva Opera, Sir Kenneth McMillan invited him to join the Deutsche Opera Berlin to dance the lead role in his ballet, Cain and Abel. With the Deutsche Opera Berlin, Mr. Job became Principal Dancer performing an array of roles from the classical repertoire and others especially created for him. He worked with such dance luminaries as John Cranko, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolph Nureyev and Marcia Haydee. He was coached by George Balanchine in his own ballets Apollon Musagete, Symphony in C, and the Four Temperaments.
Following these engagements, Mr. Job pursued his dancing career in Les Ballets de Marseille, Artistic Director Roland Petit, and with The Royal Danish Ballet. In 1998, Mr. Job received a Gold Medal in choreographic group competition in South Korea as well as the composer’s prize at the Maya Plisetskaya Competition in Russia for his choreographic version of Anna Karenina. Mr. Job is presently living in the UK, and acting as Artistic Advisor for Ballet West.