Faculty & Staff

Daniel R. Swain, BFA

Lecturer in Dance, College of Liberal Arts


Areas of Expertise



BFA, Salem State College

Additional Information

Daniel Swain holds a BFA in Theatre from Salem State University, where he studied dance under Caitlin Corbett, Jennifer Uhl and Sallee Slagle. Danny has been teaching "Jazz-Funk" at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, for almost a decade. He has taught classes at the Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Salem State College, Tufts University, Cambridge School of Weston, and the Boston Center for Adult Education, as well as St. Anselm's College & Plymouth State College in NH. He established DANNY SWAIN DANCE COMPANY in 1997 and has been choreographing, performing and teaching throughout New England ever since. His choreography has been seen in such venues as the Hatch Shell on the Boston Esplanade, Seacoast Repertory Theatre in NH, Salem State College, Massachusetts College of Art, Green Street Studios, and the Dance Complex. His choreography has been hailed by the Boston Globe as a "bona fide gem" having a "visceral sense of propulsion", and dance critic Tedd Bale called his work "vigorous and absorbing" "characterized by theatrical power and irony." You can see samples of his work at www.dannyswaindance.org. Along with being artistic director and choreographer for DANNY SWAIN DANCE COMPANY, Swain has performed with Snappy Dance Theater, Boston Dance Collective, Impulse Dance Company, Kate Digby, and Peter DiMuro Performance Associates throughout New England and in Washington D.C.