Daniel Gwirtzman--producer, educator, filmmaker and performer--celebrates twenty-two years as a New York choreographer and company director. His diverse repertory of over a hundred works has earned praise for its humor, musicality, charisma and accessibility.“ Mr. Gwirtzman does know that in dance less can be more. And that’s a good thing for any choreographer to know” writes The New York Times. The New Yorker describes him as a choreographer of “high spirits and skill.” Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, a nonprofit founded in 1998, is known for its playfully virtuosic work, blending robust physicality with universally relatable themes. His choreography has been performed at venues throughout the country and abroad. He has been awarded commissions, residencies and fellowships from institutions including the Joyce Theater Foundation (USA), The Yard (USA), Djerassi Resident Artists Program (USA), Raumars (Finland), the Sacatar Foundation (Brazil), Sfakiotes Residency (Greece) Maison Dora Maar (France), Centro Negra (Spain) and The Studios of Key West (USA). Daniel has been on faculty, a visiting professor, and a guest choreographer at various institutions. Daniel holds degrees from The University of Michigan and The University of Wisconsin. He danced with Garth Fagan Dance and the Mark Morris Dance Group among other companies. In 2014, Daniel celebrated DGDC’s fifteenth anniversary with the evening-length premiere of The Oracle at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In 2017 The Encore Project celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the premiere of the acclaimed show Encore. As a dancer he has been described as a willowy John Travolta, sensual, playful, a rag doll, unusually supple, and one who moves like the wind.