Dance Teacher Faculty Bio | Lenny Daniel | Steps on Broadway Faculty – Steps on Broadway
Lenny Daniel
Lenny Daniel -- Mr. Daniel's extensive career began with a solid foundation from his training at Wright State Univ. under teachers who had performed with Baryshnikov as well as in West Side Story (Film) to name a few. They instilled in him that dance is more than just movement, it is how you tell a story using your body...and that has shaped the dancer/choreographer/director he has become today. While in college he became a principal ballet dancer with Dayton Ballet II, studied at the Royal Danish Ballet School in Copenhagen, performed on cruise ships and at Walt Disney World. After receiving his BFA from Wright State, he moved to NYC where his career has been vast and diverse, including an early performance in Bolero with Sylvie Guillem.

Lenny has worked as an Asst. Choreographer, Asst. Director or Dance Captain on a majority of shows he performed in, including MSG's National Tour of "The Wizard of Oz," starring Mickey Rooney, Roseanne and Eartha Kitt, and the National Tour of "South Pacific," starring Robert Goulet. He has worked under Jerry Zaks, Larry Fuller, Gary Christ, Karen Azenberg, Luis Perez,...and Ann Reinking, for whom he dance captained the NYC and SF productions of "Here Lies Jenny," starring Bebe Neuwirth. Lenny performed in "Sinatra...His Voice, His World, His Way," at Radio City Music Hall directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, as well as in the Vegas Company and National Tour of "Spamalot." He has toured with "Chicago," on and off for almost 10 years and was the historic final Alonzo in the closing Broadway company of "CATS." Lenny is currently assisting Patti Wilcox on two new projects for Norwegian Cruise Lines.