Daniel Ricardo Rocha Cartagena
Currently living, dancing, and exploring in NYC, Daniel Ricardo Rocha Cartagena (he/him/his) is an enthusiastic investigator of the created universe. In May of 2021, he graduated from New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts Dance BFA Program. Having also completed a minor in physics with a concentration in astronomical phenomena, his passion for understanding the world around him helps drive his artistic pursuits. His family's natural inclination toward music and dance served to demonstrate the visceral expressiveness of movement with rhythm. He has performed in classical balletic, contemporary balletic, flamenco, post-modern, musical theater, jazz, and contemporary-style works. He has collaborated with Shamel Pitts, Rena Butler, Nini Dongnier, Allyson Greene, Grace Yi-Li Tong, Garet Wierdsma, Sunhi Willa Keller, Catherine Messina. In the Fall of 2021 he joined the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company as an apprentice under Artistic Director Igal Perry, and in January 2022 joined the Roxey Ballet Company as a full-time company artist, and Community Engagement Coordinator. In January of 2023, he joined five two Dance, and in September of 2023 joined One Day Dance Company.
Photo By Joseph Heitman