Growing up in Winnipeg, the heart of the Métis Nation, Daniel never wanted for opportunities to dance. At a very young age Daniel was taught to square dance by Order of Canada recipient and renowned entertainer Heather Bishop. Many a crisp winter night in the sleepy town of Woodmore was warmed by the twang of fiddles and shouts of “all hold hands and away to the west!” Growing up Métis in Manitoba meant that dancing was a central part to any gathering of friends and kin. From weddings in the Interlake to community dances at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, Daniel has been dancing at Métis gatherings since he was three. Never having received formal training in Métis jigging until apprenticing with Compaigni V’ni Dansi, Daniel is relishing the opportunity to apply his experience with Old Time Country dances and square dancing to the exiting fusion of new and traditional Métis dance in the company. By day Daniel is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of British Columbia, but by night Daniel dances at the Indian and Métis Friendship Centre and anywhere else fine fiddling can be found.