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Daniel de Cordoba

Daniel de Cordoba has been affiliated with Big Thought for 24 years. He has been privileged to train and participate in almost all the programs offered as performer, teaching artist, creative teaching specialist and Integrationist. He is most honored to participate in the Big Thought Fellowship Program for 2012-2013.   He is a member of Arts Partners and has served as artists’ representative to Big Thought’s Board of Directors for eight years.

He participated in the Thriving Minds Summer Camps for the past three seasons as Integrationist and Creative Artist at Anne Frank (2010), Cigarroa (2011) & Stephen Park (2012). He is presently a Teaching Artist at Cochran Elementary School Thriving Minds after School Program for the second year.

Daniel’s professional career spans the globe, from concert halls in Europe, Asia, & the Americas to Broadway. In Europe he performed in major concert halls, hotels and on luxury liners. In the states he performed with the New York City Opera, at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center & on Broadway. He served as assistant director to Rosa Montoya in San Francisco & toured with Jose Greco. He was partner & protégé to the renowned Mariquita Flores. He toured the states with his own troupe under Educational Perspectives, Inc. for four seasons. He is affiliated with the St. Louis Flamenco Cultural Society in St. Louis as consultant and choreographer.

He founded the Bailes Espanoles Company in Dallas in 1992 and since then has appeared in almost every venue available in North Texas. He is a core member of the Latino Cultural Center, affiliated with the City of Dallas, Office of Cultural affairs & the Texas Commission on the Arts. He and company are in residence at the Royale Ballet Academy where he is a staff member.

Daniel de Cordoba & his Bailes Espanoles Company are the real thing"

.....................Margaret Putnam, The Dallas Morning News.

"Daniel de Cordoba is a virtuoso".

......................The New York Times

"Daniel de Cordoba shows a sharpshooter talent whether leaping wildly in Bolero

Clasico or astounding us with a volley of foot beats in Zapateado.

....................Dance Magazine, New York City

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