DANIEL PRECUP is a graduate of the acclaimed National Choreographic High School in Bucharest, Romania. He joined the Oleg Danovski Ballet Theater at 18, eventually rising to the rank of Principal Dancer. He has starred in international tours in The Miraculous Mandarin, The Three Musketeers, and Swan Lake.
In 2003 he joined Oakland Ballet, before becoming a Principal Dancer with Ballet Tucson in 2004 during its inaugural professional season. Since joining, he has danced leading roles in Dracula, Esmeralda and the Hunchback, Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, to name only a few.
Recently, he has begun to create works for the Company to great audience response. His unique choreographic perspective has been seen in his Boler-O, Carmen, and Gemini. This year, he will debut a new original work for the Tucson Desert Song Festival 2016, and his Carmina Burana for the Season Opener.
Mr. Precup was additionally appointed Ballet Master and Choreographer for the company during the 2011-2012 season.