(orig. Daniel Williams; b San Francisco, 13 Sept. 1942)
US dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director based in Canada. He studied with Gertrude Shurr, May O'Donnell, Wishmary Hunt, and Don Farnworth. He danced with the Paul Taylor Company from 1963 to 1973, then moved to Canada having been invited to perform with Toronto Dance Theatre. He maintained a long association with that company but in 1978 founded his own Toronto-based company, Danny Grossman Dance Company, for which he has since made many works. His choreography, athletic and entertaining in style, often explores social and political themes. His works are in the repertoire of several companies including the Paris Opera Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the National Ballet of Canada. During the 1990s Grossman's company began to stage revivals of modern dance classics, including works by Charles Weidman, Paul Taylor, Anna Sokolow, and Robert Desrosiers and from 2005 began to manage the staging and teaching of Grossman's own repertory worldwide.
http://www.dannygrossman.com Website for Danny Grossman Dance Company