Brent Daneels


The Belgian dancer Brent Daneels graduated in 2014 from the Royal Ballet School Antwerp. In his senior year, Daneels participated in The International Dance Competition Tanzolymp in Berlin, where he won a scholarship to continue his education at the Ballettschule Theater Basel and earned a place as an apprentice with The Washington Ballet. Instead, Daneels joined the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen company. Since joining OBV, Daneels has danced in Half Life by Sharon Eyal, the world premiering creation Palmos by Andonis Foniadakis and has appeared in the triple bill Kaash/Faun/Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue at The Joyce Theatre in New York. He is also interested in music and studied at the music academy in Antwerp where he played the saxophone and graduated with highest honours.

Repertoire at OBV

  • Don Quixote (Alexei Fadeyechev)
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Romeo & Julia (Slava Samodurov)
  • In Flanders fields (Ricardo Amarante): General
  • De groene Tafel (Kurt Jooss)
  • Solo (Hans van Manen)
  • Nutcracker (Demis Volpi): Fritz
  • Doornroosje (Marcia Haydée): Wolf
  • Shahrazad (Jonah Bokaer)
  • Spartacus (Yuri Grigorovich): herder
  • Secus (Ohad Naharin)
  • Requiem (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Les Noces (Edward Clug): bridegroom
  • Approximate Sonata 2016 (William Forsythe)
  • Kaash (Akram Khan)
  • L’Oiseau de feu (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Als niemand me ziet (Jonas Vlerick)*
  • Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue (Crystal Pite)
  • Exhibition (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)*
  • Ma Mère l’Oye (Jeroen Verbruggen)*
  • Faust (Jean-Christophe Maillot): Shetan
  • Selon désir (Andonis Foniadakis)
  • Memento Mori (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Workwithinwork (William Forsythe)
  • In your rooms (Hofesh Shechter)
  • Furioso (Meryl Tankard)
  • Fall (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)*
  • Boléro (Maurice Béjart)
  • JOY (Alexander Ekman)
  • B.R.I.S.A. (Johan Inger)
  • Bach Studies (Benjamin Millepied)*
  • Cantus Firmus (Jeanne Brabants)
  • Mea Culpa (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • RASA [after La Bayadère] (Daniel Proietto)*
  • Faun (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Giselle (Akram Khan): Hilarion
  • Le Sacre du printemps (Pina Bausch)
  • Palmos (Andonis Foniadakis)
  • Half Life (Sharon Eyal)
  • Futur proche (Jan Martens)*
  • Creature (Akram Khan): Andres
  • Between Assignments - Chamber movement, perspectives on Bach (Shane Urton)*
  • Vier muren - Chamber movement, perspectives on Bach (Nicola Wills)*
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced (William Forsythe)
  • Hózhóó - Choreolab (Zoë Ashe-Browne)

*originated the role

Update: October 2023

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