Daniel-Kurtis Wentworth

COMPANY ARTIST | Zeeland, Michigan


TRAINING: Grand Valley State University, Joffrey Summer Intensive, Eisenhower Dance Company.

FEATURED CBC ROLES: Jared Nelson’s Bolero, the Nutcracker Prince — Maxine Mahon’s The Nutcracker.

NOTEWORTHY: Winner, Best Choreographer —Detroit Institute of the Arts Annual Dance Festival, 2016.

When I'm not working I enjoy... Video games, sleeping, and reading —but to not be working is rare thing.

I love San Diego because... There are a lot more opportunities to dance here; and Mexican food.

If I weren't a dancer, I'd be: A pilot in the Air Force.

What is your favorite costume and why? It was actually a costume I designed while in college for a piece by Sarah Magoon: four fully electric unitards, each a separate color with lights coordinated to the music.

What can always make you laugh? Fellow company member, Oscar Burciaga.

Describe your perfect day: Sleeping in, cartoons, breakfast in bed, taking my dog Ghost-Lee to the beach, Taco Bell, and an evening at the movies.

What has been your most memorable moment as a dancer? Getting to travel to Tel Aviv, Israel with the Eisenhower Dance Company on tour.

Fun to know: Daniel comes from the largest military family in United States history to date and holds a family patent of nobility.