Texas artist Daniel Llanes is a versatile performer who uses
his extensive knowledge of dance history and technique as a
springboard for the creation of an original and exciting repertoire.
The diversity of repertoire ranges from an intimate party/night-club
atmosphere to a formal concert setting. This body of work which
is a synthesis of ancient and contemporary forms blends global
influences into a multi faceted style that personifies Southwestern
American culture and has proven to have universal appeal.
Mr. Llanes has created compositions for the piano, guitar,
flute, percussion, is a bilingual singer songwriter, and he has choreographed,
staged and produced ten full-length ensemble ballets. He has appeared
as a guest artist or performed with regional companies throughout
the Southwest, including Ballet East, Dee McCandless of Invisible Ink,
Ballet Folklorico Atzlan, Sinbad and the Talking Drums, The Dance Theater
of the Southwest, Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklorico of Texas, the Houston
International Festival, the Austin Dance Umbrella's "Dance Heroes",
the Seattle based Light workers' Conference in Houston, and has lectured
and performed at the Whole Life Expo in Austin, Texas.