Daniel Camargo

Principal dancer

Daniel Camargo is a principal dancer of The Dutch National Ballet, the Netherlands

The Brazilian dancer Daniel Camargo was born in Sorocaba, Brazil. In 2009 he graduated from the John Cranko School where he studied in the class by professor Pyotr Pestov. During his graduation year, he performed the solo in Notations I-IV (1996) by Uwe Scholz produced for Vladimir Malakhov. In 2009 he joined the corps of Stuttgarter Ballett where in 2012 he was promoted to soloist and in 2013 to principal dancer. Daniel Camargo has been the principal dancer of the Dutch National Ballet since 2016.  As a guest soloist he performs with the top world’s ballet company.


European Most Promising Award (2009)

Audience Choice Award of the Erik Bruhn Prize competition in Toronto, together with his partner Elisa Badenes (2011).

German Dance Prize Zukunft (Future) (2010-2011)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer - Critic's Choice, 2017

His main repertory includes:

Solor in La Bayadère by Ludwig Minkus (staged by Natalia Makarova)

Basilio in Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus. (staged by Rudolf Nureyev and by Maximiliano Guerra)

Gurn in Les Sylphides  (choreographed by Peter Schaufuss)

 Giselle by Adolphe Charles Adam.  (staged by Lea Anderson and Valentina Savina)

Diana and Actaeon Pas de deux choreographed by Agripinna Vaganova:

The Four Temperaments (Melancholy)  choreographed by George Balanchine

Onegin (Lensky), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio), Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), Swan Lake (Friends of the Prince) – created by John Cranko

Othello (Cassio), The Lady of the Camellias (Count N) – choreography by John Neumeier,

Dances at a Gathering – created by Jerome Robbins

 Bim in Gaîté Parisienne choreographed by Maurice Béjart: Bim

Forgotten Land choreographed by Jiří Kylián

Seventh (Leningrad) symphony by Dmitri Shostakovich.choreographed by Uwe Scholz

 Le Sacre du printemps choreographed by Glen Tetley

Orpheus and Eurydice choreographed by Christian Spuck

The Nutcracker staged by Wayne Eagling

 Ssss staged by Edward Clug;

Frank Bridge Variation choreographed by Hans van Manen

Franz in Coppélia by Léo Delibes. (choreographed by Ted Brandsen):

Slice to Sharp choreographed by Jorma Elo;

On Velvet staged by Marco Goecke.

Daniel Camargo was a first performer of the main roles in contemporary ballets, including Il Concertone by Mauro Bigonzetti, Fräulein von S by Christian Spuck, Orlando by Marco Goecke, RED in 3 by Jorma Elo, Yantra by Wayne McGregor, Little Monsters by Demis Volpi, Other People’s Letters by Bridget Brainer, Firebreather by Katarzyna Kozelska.

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