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Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201
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Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company is an emerging dance company that performs and presents Indian dance forms, such as Bharata Natyam, and modern dance, mirroring the multiple identities of second generation South Asians. The company combines the arts with social justice issues both by incorporating the themes into its work and via partnerships with local community centers and schools.

*Daniel Phoenix Singh *is the Artistic Director and President of Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company. Singh holds an MFA in Dance and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland. He also holds a Laban Movement Analyst Certificate from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City. He received a baccalaureate degree in Dance and Computer Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Singh trained in Bharata Natyam with Guru Meena Telikicherla of Nrityanjali, Maryland for several years. Singh’s most recent explorations in dance include Cuban/Colombian variations of Salsa and Merengue with Javier Varela and Shawn Malone and he is currently training with Sharna Fabiano in Argentine Tango. He is currently on the faculty at Joy of Motion, Maryland Youth Ballet, and Results the Gym. He is also a member of the Board of the Maryland Youth Ballet.

Singh is active in KhushDC, a Washington DC organization serving the South Asian LGBT community and its friends. His works have been the critic’s pick in Washington City Paper and The Washington Post, and Voice of America profiled his dance company in the fall of 2005. His piece, Songs of My Life, was a finalist in the Metro DC Dance Awards, and Singh was a finalist for the Mayor’s Emerging Artist award in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he was nominated for the Creative Communities Artist Fellowship in 2007. The company received the Founder’s Award for Innovation in Dance in 2007 and received the Emerging Group and Excellence in Costume Design in 2008 from the Metro DC Dance Awards.

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