- With Bangarra Since:
- Family Background:
- Daniel Mateo is a descendent of the Gamilaroi people of north east NSW as well as the Tongan people from the Pacifika region. Daniel was born and raised in Orange (Wiradjuri country and later moved to Newcastle (Awabakal land).
Daniel started his dance studies at Catapult Dance in Newcastle before moving on to NAISDA Dance College in 2019. At NAISDA Daniel quickly demonstrated an impressive commitment to building both his technical and creative skills. Daniel completed his Diploma qualification at NAISDA in 2020, and in 2019 was part of Catapult Dance’s Propel program, where he created his first choreography, Boy, cries.