Daniel Charon was a full-time member of Doug Varone and Dancers from 1999 - 2010 where he served as dancer and rehearsal director. He danced with the Limón Company from 1996 - 1999, and has performed with various other dance, theater, and opera companies including Doug Elkins’ and Friends, the Metropolitan Opera, the Aquila Theater Company, the Mary Anthony Dance Theater, Mordine and Company and Dance Kaleidoscope (Indianapolis). Daniel’s choreography has been presented at numerous venues and festivals including the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Judson Church, Topaz Arts and DanceNOW. He has also presented two full evening concerts at Joyce SoHo in NYC, a solo concert at East Tennessee Sate University, and a duet concert in Cambridge, MA. Daniel has been commissioned to choreograph new work for various companies, universities, and festivals, most recently the Zenon Dance Company in Minneapolis, MN where his piece Storm was awarded Best Dance Performance of 2012 by the Minneapolis City Pages. He is a recipient of DTW's Outer/Space Creative Residency and the Topaz Arts Solo Flight Creative Residency. Daniel has taught regularly in NYC at the Limón Institute, 100 Grand, Peridance, Dance New Amsterdam, and the 92nd Street Y. He also teaches master classes and workshops including the Varone Summer Workshop, the Lincoln Center Institute, the Metropolitan Opera, the Limón Summer Workshop, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Comprehensive, and Summerstages Dance Festival. He has been a guest artist at numerous universities, was an adjunct faculty member at Hunter College, and holds an annual dance intensive in Cambridge, MA. Daniel has staged the works of José Limón, and Jirí Kylián and continues to stage the works of Doug Varone on various schools and companies around the world. He holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is currently pursuing his MFA in Dance/Integrated Media from the California Institute of the Arts and is expected to graduate in May 2013.