Recent Events

Commission at Iowa State University, November 2022

Commission for  Gustavus Adolphus College, March 2020

Commission for Bellingham Repertory Dance, Washington, Fall 2019

Stark Dance, The O'Shaughnessy, St. Paul , October 2018

Stark Dance, Fringe Festival, Ritz Theatre, Minneapolis, August 2018


Daniel Stark is a choreographer and educator. 

His choreography was featured in “Earth: Healing the Rift,” a performance in Kenya involving collaborations between visual and performing artists from Africa, Russia, Italy, India, Greece, New Zealand, U.K. and the U.S. He has also set dances on the Beijing Dance Academy, Quad Cites Ballet, the Aha! Dance Theatre, Bellingham Repertory Dance Company, Same Planet Different World Dance, 940 Dance Company, Vandance Inc. and Zenon Dance Company.  His choreography has been selected for the Kennedy Center performance of the American College Dance Association (ACDA) five times: Diplomacy 2004; Politics Religion Sex 2010; Crash 2012; and Television: Or (And Now, Our National Anthem) 2016; Peek 2018.

As a dancer, Daniel performed works by Alfonso Cata, Beth Corning, David Dorfman, Louis Falco, Françoise Martinet, Lonne Moretton, Charles Moulton, David Parsons and Shapiro & Smith.  As an instructor he has taught at the Beijing Dance Academy, Zenon in Minneapolis and at the University of Iowa for 3 years as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He was the recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship in 2002.  Daniel holds a B.S. in Psychology and an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Iowa, and currently is an Associate Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  


News & upcoming Events

​Choreography for the Fall Dance Concert at MSU Mankato, November 30, December 1 - 2, 2023

Stark Dance at Goodale Theater, Cowles Center for the Performing Arts (COVID postponed until 2023?)