Daniel Jaber

Daniel Jaber trained with the Australian Ballet School, Queensland University of Technology and Adelaide College of the Arts before becoming a professional year apprentice with the Queensland Ballet at age 16. At 17, Daniel joined internationally renowned Australian Dance Theatre under the directorship of Garry Stewart - where he worked as a company artist for 6-years and continues to guest perform select projects with the company today. 

In 2008 Jaber received funding to travel to Europe and undertake a research period and month-long secondment with the infamous Forsythe Company. Jaber went on to continue performing throughout Europe, Australia and Asia until 2010 when he transitioned into choreography. 

As a choreographer Daniel has created work for Houston Ballet, Expressions Dance Company, Architanz Tokyo, Dubai Festival, Lucky Trimmer Tanz Series among others and in 2013 was commissioned by Garry Stewart to create the first full-length work on Australian Dance Theatre in Garry Stewart’s tenure as artistic director. This work, Nought, was subsequently nominated for numerous award including the prestigious Helpmann Award for best choreography in a dance or physical theatre work. 

Jaber’s repertoire of choreography expands to his own projects presenting numerous seasons including the acclaimed Reassessment at the Adelaide Festival Centre and A Dying Swan. 

From 2014-2016 Jaber was creative director of Leigh Warren Dance, now the LW Dance Hub. Daniel has taught and choreographed at most major tertiary institutions in Australia and joined the Transit team in 2017. 

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