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Daniel Gaudiello
Daniel Gaudiello

What passions/obsessions do you foster outside ballet?
Lana Jones [Soloist and Daniel's girlfriend], our dogs Chloe and Rico, my family in Queensland. But lately choreography is all I'm thinking of.

As a Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee, what extra challenges will the 2007 bring?
I'm going to take every day as it comes and try not to get caught up in the extra expectations there might be. I dance better when I pretend no one is watching.

What's been your most memorable performance to date and why?
It would have to be the opening night performance of Giselle in Melbourne, dancing the peasant pas de deux. On a par was the 'fast pas de deux' in Christopher Wheeldon's Continuum©. I was given such a chance, I felt like I was dancing for my life.

Your partner Lana Jones was the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award winner in 2005 – did she have any advice on the months ahead?
Not really. Just "be yourself, that's why they chose you".

March 2007



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