Daniela Cardim


Daniela Cardim is a Brazillian/British choreographer based in London. She trained with Prof. Eliana Karin and danced with Ballet do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro for 5 years and with Dutch National Ballet, in Amsterdam, for 11 years.

As a choreographer, Cardim gives great importance to musicality and her creative process involves close collaboration with the dancers.

Commissions include works for Dutch National Ballet (main and Junior companies), New English Ballet Theatre, Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo Companhia de Dança, English National Ballet School, Dutch National Ballet School, School of American Ballet (as part of the New York Choreographic Institute), Elmhurst Ballet School and the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

In 2016 she created two ballets to critical acclaim: Uirapuru for Ballet do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and performed at their opera house, and Vertex for New English Ballet Theatre, performed at the Peacock Theatre in London.


What Got You Here, a creation for Dutch National Ballet Junior Company, premiered in January 2019 in Amsterdam to critical acclaim and was also performed on tour in The Netherlands and at the ROH Linbury Theatre in London, in July 2019.

Upcoming commissions include 'Imminent' a new work for Birmingham Royal Ballet as part of Ballet Now, with premiere in the Autumn 2020. 

Daniela worked with New English Ballet Theatre as Company Manager and created works for the company in 2014/15, 2016 and 2019. She was cited as ‘new name to watch’ by Dance Europe Magazine’s Critics’ Choice Awards for her 2015 work for NEBT. Her work Vertex has been chosen by Dance Europe's Critics’ Choice Awards as one of the 'Best Premieres of 2017’.

Daniela holds a first class degree in Arts Management. She was part of DanceEast’s 2012 Rural Retreat, conference for current and aspiring Artistic Directors. She was also part of the Jury at the Brazilian Dance Festival (Festival de Dança de Joinville) for three years (2010 - 2012). Daniela has been a guest teacher with Rambert, Hong Kong Dance Company, English National Ballet, Akram Khan Company and the Swedish Ballet School in Gothenburg.

© 2020 by Daniela Cardim