Daniel Deivison-Oliveira (© Chris Hardy)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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 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; 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); Fokine’s Petrouchka (Moor); Lifar’s Suite en Blanc (pas de cinq); McGregor’s Chroma; Morris’ A Garden; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid (Shadow); Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Diving into the Lilacs, Francesca da Rimini (Guardians of the Inferno), Firebird (Kaschei), Fusion, RAkU, and Reflections; 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 Coppélia; Elo’s Double Evil; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; 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; and Taylor’s Spring Rounds.
As a guest artist, Deivison-Oliveira performed at the Lively Arts Foundation Gala, “Ballet Stars From San Francisco,” in Fresno, California, in 2012, and 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.