Derek Daniels, a very creative and multi-faceted entrepreneur who has traveled, lived and worked around the world in the entertainment industry for over 30-years. He has always brought a distinctive style, vision and movement to every show, event and project that he creates and is a part of.

His international knowledge and experiences has earned great respect while producing, directing, choreographing and performing amongst top quality shows; theater, dance, stage, television, film, fashion, photography and music.

He is able to create and execute any show idea to fit anyone’s need, re-search and edit the music, cast and rehearse the performers, direct and choreograph the show, design and create all the costumes, mount any show to performance level and over-look all lighting, sound and prop details to its final bow.

His professional experience, passion and energy and with a positive attitude as well a hands-on method has allowed Derek to have the Go-to-Guy reputation trade mark along with an easy going and nice guy to work with attitude.

Originally from Hawaii, Derek began his dance training at the age of fifth teen with the traditional hula and was involved in drama, thespian and musicals while in high school under the direction of Ronald E. Bright. He then moved onto other dance styles including jazz, ballet, modern, ballroom, hip hop, lyrical and Latin style dances.

He left Hawaii at eighteen and went directly onto performing in professional shows around the world in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Vienna, Japan and Canada to name a few.

Derek Daniels is very passionate and outgoing while always looking to continuing to share, excel and expand his world experience and professional knowledge with other businesses and clientele throughout Hawaii and around the world.

TALENTS INCLUDE

  • Ability to solely collaborate with clients to discover any type of show solution to achieve event needs
  • Research for and edit music to fit client specifications
  • Cast, rehearse, and direct all talent
  • Direct and choreograph variety of performances suited to clients needs
  • Provide variety of costumes readily available from inventory or create any style to suit customers need
  • Oversee all direction of performance
  • Execute a professional show from concept to completion
  • Fluent in Japanese and French languages

EDUCATION

    New York, NY
  • Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
  • Dance Theater of Harlem
  • Broadway Dance Center (Frank Hachette, Madame Darvash, Mia Michaels)
  • Steps (Joe Lanteri, Richard Amaro, Celia Martha)

LOS ANGELES, CA

  • Debbie Allen
  • San Joaquin Concert Ballet
  • Lester Wilson

PARIS, FRANCE

  • Radar

HONOLULU, HAWAII

  • Vernon Campbell
  • Na Pio O Ko'olau (Michael & James Dela Cruz)
  • Hawaii Ballet Theater
  • Ballet Hawaii
  • Tau Dance Company

TOP ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION COMPANIES INCLUDE:

  • Tihati Productions – Cha Thompson
  • Kika Inc – Kika
  • Current Affairs – Philip Richardson
  • Koa Entertainment – Jan Brenner
  • Mary Charles Inc. – Mary Charles
  • Hawaii Filipino Consultant – Leo Gozar
  • Queen Emma Foundation – Terri Na’auao
  • Diamond Head Theater – John Rampage
  • Army Theater – Vanita Smith
  • Paliku Theater – Ronald Bright
  • Ballet Hawaii – Pamela Taylor
  • Hawaii Ballet Theater – Charless Ing
  • Hawaii Opera Theater – John Parkinson
  • Tau Dance Company – Peter Espiritu
  • Star of Honolulu and Navatek dinner cruises
  • Hawaii Theater - Mardi Gras Follies – Jack Cione, Burton White
  • Hulas Bar & Lei Stand – Jack Law

BROADWAY MUSICALS

  • Cats
  • Pajama Game – 2008 Po’okela winner for Choreography
  • Evita – Po’okela nominee for Choreography
  • A Chorus Line
  • Grease
  • West Side Story
  • Smokey Joe's Café
  • The Wiz

STAGE PERFORMANCES

  • Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular
  • Paris Disney
  • Pro Bowl and Sheraton Hula Bowl half-time show 2006
  • International Market Place
  • Pacific Islands Resort Hotel
  • Paradis Latin dinner cabaret
  • Shin Senrei
  • TBB Productions
  • International Market Place
  • Nutcracker
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Cinderella
  • Peter Pan

CONVENTIONS

  • American Express
  • McDonalds
  • Mercedes Benz

TELEVISION

  • The Bachelor – “More to Love” – FOX, Honolulu, HI
  • Most Haunted Place in America – THE TRAVEL CHANNEL, Honolulu, HI
  • Fame Television series, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY
  • Paris, France Television performances – list available upon request
  • Rome, Italy Television show – Rafaella Cara
  • Top Spot – European commercial awards ceremony, Vienna, Austria
  • Commercials – list available upon request

RECORDING / VISUAL PERFORMANCE ARTISTS

  • Grace Jones (8-years) – World Tour
  • The Pet Shop Boy’s – “Go West European Tour”
  • Salt ‘N Pepa – Paris, France Television appearances
  • Boy George – Hong Kong, China hand-over 1997 Inauguration
  • Martha Wash – “It’s Raining Men” show, Honolulu, HI
  • Kristine W – Volcano party, Honolulu, HI
  • Pepper Mashay – Volcano Party, Honolulu, HI
  • Joi Cardwell – Keith Haring Foundation Celebration, Palladium New York, NY
  • Kevin Aviance – Keith Haring Foundation Celebration, Palladium New York, NY
  • Flava – Big Tom Presents “White Party”, Honolulu, HI
  • Circuit Mom, SHOKRA, Kamalectra – Dance Parties, Vancouver, Canada, Honolulu, HI

MUSIC VIDEOS

  • Falco
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Rozlyne Clarke
  • Dana Dawson

FASHION DESIGNERS

  • Jean-Paul Gaultier
  • Kenzo
  • Thierry Muggler
  • Azzadine Alaia

WORLD TRAVELER

  • Honolulu, Hawaii – born and raised; Hawaii, Maui, Kauai
  • Africa - Morocco
  • Australia - Sydney
  • Austria - Vienna, Salzburg
  • Belgium - Brussels, Antwerp
  • Canada - Vancouver, Montreal
  • China - Hong Kong
  • Czech Republic - Prague
  • Denmark - Copenhagen
  • Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo
  • England - London
  • Finland - Helsinki
  • France - Paris, Lyon, Nice, Bordeaux
  • Germany - Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Köln, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Bochum
  • Greece - Cyprus
  • Guam - Tamuning
  • Italy - Rome, Milan, Bologna
  • Japan - Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo
  • La Reunion Island
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam, Rotterdam
  • New Zealand - Auckland
  • Portugal - Lisbon
  • Puerto Rico - San Juan
  • Russia - Moscow
  • Singapore - Singapore City
  • South Korea - Seoul
  • Spain - Barcelona, Madrid
  • Switzerland - Zurich
  • Tahiti - Papiete, Bora Bora, Morea
  • Thailand - Phuket, Bangkok
  • USA - New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco…..

REFERENCES

  • Queen Emma Foundation – Terri Na’auao - 808-971-2080
  • Jack Cione – Hut Hut Productions - 808-922-8401
  • Leo Gozar - Hawaii’s Filipino Consultant - 808-230-0088
  • Jan Brenner - Koa Entertainment - 808-689-1800
  • Philip Richardson - Current Affairs - 808-732-9666
  • Cha Thompson – Tihati Productions - 808-864-5454
  • Dizanne Ward - Dizanne Productions - 808-373-4112