Daniel Burkholder

Company Artistic Director

Daniel Burkholder is the Director of The PlayGround and Co-Director of Improv Arts, inc. His work has been seen at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (WDC), 92nd Street Y (NYC), 848 Community Space (SF), Tribeca Performing Arts Center (NYC), Dance Place (WDC), The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (MD), Contemporary American Theater Festival (WVA), along with numerous indoor and outdoor spaces through out the Mid-Atlantic Region. He has served as a curator of the DC International Improvisation Festival and on the Steering Committee for the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival. Daniel's work has been commissioned by CrossCurrents Dance Company, Montgomery College, Community College of Baltimore, Joy of Motion Dance Studios, Maryland Art Place, Dance Place, and Choreographers Collaboration Project. In the spring of 2003 Daniel was a Resident Artist in the Djerassi Artist Residency Program in California. He has taught at the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival, the Wild Meadows Improvisation Intensive, University of Maryland College Park, American University, George Washington University, University of Maryland Baltimore, numerous studios and as guest teacher for Cirque du Soleil. Daniel is currently an artist-in-residence at Lombardi Cancer Center/Georgetown University Hospital. Daniel hold an M.F.A. in Dance from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, previously graduating from Sarah Lawrence College (B.A.), American University(M.A.), Moving On Center / School for Participatory Arts and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(cm).

Performer: Daniel Burkholder Photographer: Enoch Chan

"Burkholder has the amplitude of a young Paul Taylor." - Dance Magazine

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