Daniel Benavides began his training at the age of 17 in the Step Up program with the Anaheim Ballet. He furthered his training with the San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship where he had the opportunity to dance with the company. He also attended summer programs with American Ballet Theater. Prior to joining the Orlando Ballet in 2006, Daniel danced with the Boston Ballet and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet Company. He has guested with Pacific Youth Ballet, New Bedford Ballet, First State Theater Ballet, Anaheim Ballet and Hammond Ballet. This will be Daniel's 13th season with Orlando Ballet and his second year teaching at Edge Dance Studios.