Alan Danielson is a contemporary dance artist in the Humphrey-Limón tradition. He is based in New York City, where he teaches, choreographs and directs his company, Dance by Alan Danielson. He is the School Director of the José Limón Institute.
Since 1989, Dance by Alan Danielson has been performing the choreography of Alan Danielson to enthusiastic audiences and critical praise. His works are celebrated for their musicality and humanity, and their ability to combine movement and sound to reveal archetypes of the human condition. His dances have been commissioned and produced by many professional and student companies, and have been seen throughout the US, Mexico and Europe.
A Master Teacher of dance and music, Alan Danielson has taught professional dance classes in New York City for over decades. He is a frequent Guest Artist for Dance Festivals, Companies and Conservatories around the world, and has been on faculty at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
Alan Danielson was honored with the Arts Achievement Award from Wayne State University in 1999. He has a Bachelor of Music in Choral Conducting, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance. He is also co-director of Gala Arte, a Dance Foundation in Mexico City.
A performing artist for over 30 years, Alan Danielson has worked as a dancer, musician, choreographer, and composer in a wide variety of styles and forms. He has danced in the companies of Senta Driver, Gus Solomons jr, and numerous others. He has performed as an instrumentalist and vocalist with orchestras and choirs, jazz and rock groups, as a soloist and accompanist. His experiences include being a Music Director for musicals and revues, a choral conductor, and a composer.