Daniel Pettrow is a Brooklyn-based artist, actor, director, and teacher.  He frequently focuses on new and experimental creations while fostering collaborations with artists from different disciplines.  Recently, he created the short film and art show “Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Hot Season” which premiered at Fondation Fiminco in Paris, France, in June 2021 (made in collaboration with Afghan artist Kubra Khademi.)  In January 2021, Daniel created the short film “Wolf and Duck” as part of the Guggenheim’s Work and Process Artist Virtual Commissions (available online at the Guggenheim website.)  In 2019, he created an original dance-theater production with Mikhail Baryshnikov, and choreographer John Heginbotham, which had its world premiere at Baryshnikov Arts Center.  Daniel was the assistant director and performer of Dance Heginbotham’s The Principles of Uncertainty, which premiered at Jacob’s Pillow, The Guggenheim, and BAM. Mr. Pettrow also performs the role of “The Wolf” in Isaac Mizrahi’s production of Peter & The Wolf for Guggenheim Works & Process  (2012 - present).  For the last twenty years, Daniel has worked closely with renowned French director Arthur Nauzyciel, having performed at National Theaters and festivals all over the world (Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, Bob in Splendid’s, Cal in Black Battles with Dogs, Roberto Zucco in Roberto Zucco, and staged readings of Hetero and Jan Karski: My Name Is Fiction.)  In 2016, Daniel worked with legendary Italian director Romeo Castellucci, performing in Julius Caesar: Spared Parts for FIAF’S “Crossing the Line Festival” in New York.  Daniel is an associate actor with New York City-based experimental theater company The Wooster Group, having performed as Horatio in Hamlet, Sky in Vieux Carré, and Female Dancer in Who’s Your Dada?.  He is also a teaching artist at The Wooster Group’s Summer Institute.  He is a frequent collaborator with choreographer Anabella Lenzu, having directed No More Beautiful Dances, The Night That You Stopped Acting, In Pursuit of Happiness, Pacamama, and Sangre & Arena.  Mr. Pettrow is the Director of Performance and Communication Training for Heifetz International Music Institute.  He also teaches Drama and Speaking in Public at Heifetz Institute.  He is a teacher and lecturer at The Banff Centre for their ‘Concert in the 21st Century’ program, and a guest teacher at Juilliard, NYU, Cleveland Institute of Music, and National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Paris. Mr. Pettrow has been the drama director for YoungArts Miami (2015), YoungArts LA (2016 - 2017) and YoungArts DC (2019).  TV:  Red Band Society, Good Eats, Don’t Know Jack, Road Trip.  Film: In Stereo, Sweet Parents, The Cult of Sincerity, The Last Adam, Psychopathia Sexualis, Kathy T, My Uncle Sidney.

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