Daniel Precup is a graduate of the acclaimed National Choreographic High School of Bucharest, Romania. He joined the Oleg Danovski Ballet Theater, an internationally renowned touring company, at the age of 18 and moved through the ranks to become a principal dancer in 1998. Mr. Precup studied stagecraft with esteemed European choreographers Oleg Danovski, Germinal Casado and Gigi Caciuleanu. He has performed in world wide tours dancing the title role of the Mandarin in The Miraculous Mandarin, Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers, and Siegfried in Swan Lake. Mr. Precup came to the United States in 2003 as a principal dancer with Oakland Ballet. He excelled in the contemporary works of choreographer Dwight Roden and the classical works of the company’s founder, Ron Guidi. Mr. Precup joined Ballet Tucson in 2004. During his tenure with the company, his principal roles have included the title character in Dracula, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty, the Cavalier in The Nutcracker and Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was also coached by John Gardner and Amanda McKerrow for his roles as Albrecht in Giselle, Siegfried in Swan Lake and most recently as the Prince in Cinderella.