Daniel Deivison-Oliveira

Daniel Deivison-Oliveira

Daniel Deivison-Oliveira (© Chris Hardy)

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Company Membership:

Joined in 2005. Promoted to soloist in 2011.

Daniel Deivison-Oliveira was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and trained at Cia Brasileira de Ballet, Ballet da Cidade de Niteroi, Escula de Danças Maria Olenewa, Petite Danse School, and San Francisco Ballet School. He joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2005 and was promoted to soloist in 2011.

Deivision-Oliveira has danced principal or featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (pas de cinq), Nutcracker (King of the Snow, King of the Mice, Jack-in-the-Box, Dancing Nutcracker, Chinese, Spanish, Arabian, and Russian), Romeo & Juliet (Tybalt), The Sleeping Beauty (Puss in Boots), Swan Lake (Aristocrat), Caprice, Concerto Grosso, The Fifth Season (principal), and “Haffner” Symphony; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Espada); Adam’s A rose by any other name; Balanchine’s “Diamonds” (demi-soloist), The Four Temperaments (1st Theme), Stravinsky Violin Concerto (1st movement demi-soloist), and Tarentella; Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (Torvald Helmer) and Lambarena (principal); Fokine’s Petrouchka (Moor); Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc (pas de cinq); McGregor’s Chroma; Morris’ A Garden; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid (Shadows); Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Diving into the Lilacs, Francesca da Rimini (Guardians of the Inferno), Firebird (Kaschei), Fusion, RAkU (principal), Reflections, and Swimmer (principal); Taylor’s Changes; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates), Ghosts, and Within the Golden Hour. He created a principal role in Caniparoli’s Tears.

His repertory also included Tomasson’s Nanna’s Lied, On a Theme of Paganini, Prism, and Trio; Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Coppélia; Elo’s Double Evil; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; de Mille’s Rodeo; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Page’s Guide to Strange Places; Robbins’ The Concert, Glass Pieces, Opus 19/The Dreamer, and West Side Story Suite; Taylor’s Spring Rounds; and Thatcher’s Manifesto.

As a guest artist, Deivison-Oliveira performed at the International Ballet Gala: World Ballet Superstars in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August 2014, and at the Lively Arts Foundation Gala, “Ballet Stars From San Francisco,” in Fresno, California, in 2012. He danced the pas de deux from Le Corsaire and selections from Ibsen’s House as part of the Tiit Helimets and Company tour in Estonia in 2011.

Deivison-Oliveira was nominated for the Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Best Ensemble Performance in Possokhov’s Classical Symphony during the 2010 Repertory Season.

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