Daniel holds a master’s degree in Education from New York University and applies his strong background in education to his art form. Shadow puppetry, with its bold shapes, vivid colors, and dramatic movement, is a highly engaging art form that naturally lends itself to the Arts Integration approach to teaching and learning. Daniel has pioneered the use of shadow puppetry in diverse formal and informal educational settings around the world.
Daniel leads residencies for students K-8, presents workshops for teachers Pre-K to 12, and as the Director of Firelight Shadow Theater, conducts assembly programs of best-loved folktales from around the world. He has been a National Teaching Artist with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts since 2010. He 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.