Daniel Riley


Daniel is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, creative and producer from the Wiradjuri nation of Western NSW. He began his dance training at Quantum Leap, ACT and since graduating from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2006 has danced for Leigh Warren & Dancers (2005-2006), New Movement Collective UK (2014), Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre UK (2014), Chunky Move, SIMULCAST (2019) and was a senior artist with Bangarra Dance Theatre (2007-2018).

He has been nominated at the Australian Dance Awards (2010, 2013) and for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Deadly Awards (2010, 2012 & 2013).

His film credits include Dan Sultan: Under Your Skin and Stephen Page’s (Bangarra Dance Theatre): Spear, where he made his film debut as well as working as Director’s Attachment. Daniel has conducted masterclasses, workshops and taught company class for organisations, institutions and dance companies across Australia and around the world.

Daniel’s choreographic credits include Louisville Ballet, USA: Tonal (2020), SacredShifts. (2015), Melbourne International Arts Festival: Tanderrum Final Dance (2019), Dancenorth: Communal Table (2019), Bangarra Dance Theatre: Dark Emu (2018), Miyagan (2016), Blak(2013), Riley (2010), Sydney Dance Company: Reign (2015), QL2 Dance: Hit the Floor Together (2013, 2018), QUT: Twelve Ascensions(2013, 2018), Third Row Dance Company UK (2014) and Canberra Dance Development Centre: With Us (2015).

Daniel is currently an Associate Producer at ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and is on staff at the Victorian College of the Arts teaching contemporary technique as well as leading a mentoring program with First Nations dance students. He is also working as an independent dancer, teacher, advocate and choreographer.