Daniel Jaber trained at the Queensland University of Technology, Queensland Ballet company Professional Year Program and Adelaide College of the Arts. His career as a professional dancer began with Garry Stewart’s Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) at the age of 17 in 2003. He worked as a full-time company member for 5 years before becoming an independent performer and teacher working throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the UK.
He created his first work in 2010 for the Adelaide Fringe, a solo piece titled Too far again, not far enough… which was awarded the 2010 Adelaide Fringe Awards for Best Dance and The Adelaide Festival Centre inSPACE development Award.
In 2011 he was commissioned by Garry Stewart to create Nought for ADT. Nought premiered as a sell-out season in September 2013 at the Samstag Museum of Art. He then made Rodent Boy for the Variety on King William–Adelaide Fashion Festival opening, and was invited by the Friends of the Australian Ballet SA to create Signature, a short duet, for their 2013 Christmas Party. The Adelaide Festival Centre presented his Reassessment: A Double Bill in August 2014.
Daniel received a 2014 Helpmann Award nomination for Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work, and two 2014 Dance Australia Critics Survey Awards: Most Outstanding Choreographer and Best New Work (Nought).
Daniel Jaber was appointed Resident Choreographer of South Australian project based company Leigh Warren & Dancers, in 2014 and will become the company’s Creative Director in 2015.