Daniel Roberge

Daniel Roberge of Australia is in his sixth season with The Washington Ballet after one season with TWB’s Studio Company. Roberge was promoted from Company apprentice to Company member for the 2014.15 Performance Season. He began training at an early age and was performing professionally at age 10. At 16 he joined the Marie-Walton Mahon Dance Academy and was awarded a scholarship to the National College of Dance and began training under Marie Walton-Mahon. There he received the Solo Seal Award and a Diploma in Dance Performance placing first in Choreography and Contemporary Dance. In 2009, Roberge was awarded the Silver Medal at the Genee International Ballet Competition in Singapore; he was a finalist in the Australian Institute of Classical Dance International Awards and the Youth America Grand Prix NYC in 2008 and 2010. Roberge is also a recipient of the A.R.S. Musica Australis Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Dance. In 2010, he had the honor of performing at the White House before President Obama and the First Lady. Roberge has performed choreographic works by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Twyla Tharp, Christopher Wheeldon, Trey McIntyre, Amy Seiwert, Christopher Bruce, Val Caniparoli, George Balanchine, Septime Webre and David Palmer. Roberge has been a guest artist in Septime Webre’s Cinderella and Peter Pan with Ballet Hawaii in Honolulu. In the TWB off season, he choreographs and coaches in Sydney, Australia.

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Q&A with Daniel Roberge

At what age did you start dancing?

I started training in jazz, tap, singing and drama at age five. I was in professional musical theatre by age ten in Sydney. I began training in classical ballet at age 16.

Favorite thing about your hometown?

The beautiful beaches.

Favorite thing about TWB?

I love working with all of my colleagues at TWB. They are all intelligent, passionate, talented, amazing people. I’m very humbled to work with these great artists.