Daan Dervoot

Born in Turnhout, Belgium, Daan began his ballet studies at the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp, having as professors Jan Nuyts, Kimmy Lauwens and Marinella Pañeda. During these years he performed choreographies by Tom Bosma, Tamara Rosso, Ken Hioco, Ann Van den Broek, Nancy Rusek and Toru Shimazaki. In 2004 he was selected for a dance project in New York by Chantal Yzermans and in 2005 he participated in the project called Katoennatie, with choreography by Sandra Dehertogh and Guy Pauwels. He was also invited to Japan to dance Sol, by Toru Shimazaki. In 2005 he obtained the Gold Medal for contemporary dance at the Biarritz International Dance Competition. In 2006 he joined the Introdans Ensemble for Youth, under the direction of Roel Voorintholt. In September 2007 he joined the National Dance Company of Spain and in 2013 he ascended to the soloist category. In 2015 he premiered the role of Don José in Carmen, by Johan Inger. He has also worked with other renowned choreographers such as Jirí Kylián, Itzik Galili, Goyo Montero, Alexander Ekman, Alejandro Cerrudo, among others. In 2013 he participated in the Gala of Stars in Paris. In May 2016 his performance in Johan Inger’s Carmen, with partner Emilia Gisladöttir, won the highly regarded award for best choreography at the Benois de la Danse Gala at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

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