Daniel holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education from New York University. Certified in New York State, he led arts-in-education workshops for more than a decade on the East Coast before relocating to California in 2009.
Daniel has pioneered the use of shadow puppetry, an ancient Asian art form, in diverse, secular, and Jewish settings.
Daniel performed a one-man educational theater program for more than 100,000 students across the United States and has worked with students in Belarus, India, Laos, and Lithuania.
As one of 43 teaching artists from across the country selected for inclusion on the John F. Kennedy Center’s National Teaching Artist roster, Daniel has visited 17 states over the past 2 years, leading professional development workshops and conducting classroom modeling demonstrations.
Shadow Puppetry Series