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Daniel Pettrow

Communication Training Director; Speaking In Public, Drama
Colin Carr

About Daniel

Daniel Pettrow is a Brooklyn-based actor, director, and teacher. He has been the Director of Performance and Communication Training for Heifetz International Music Institute since 2012. He is also the Drama and Speaking in Public teacher for Heifetz Institute. Mr. Pettrow is a teacher and lecturer at The Banff Centre for their ‘Concert in the 21st Century program. He is also a guest teacher at Juilliard, NYU, Cleveland Institute of Music, National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Paris, and various institutions throughout the world. Mr. Pettrow has been the drama director for YoungArts Miami (2015), YoungArts LA (2016 – 2017) and YoungArts DC (2019).

Mr. Pettrow frequently focuses on new and experimental creations while fostering collaborations with artists from different disciplines. Recently, he created an original dance-theater production with Mikhail Baryshnikov, and choreographer John Heginbotham, which had its world premiere at Baryshnikov Arts Center in October 2019. He is a frequent collaborator with John Heginbotham, having worked on several projects together. 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), choreographed by John Heginbotham. 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. 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, and teaching artist at The Wooster Group’s Summer Institute. As a director, Daniel recently created A Kind of Mirror with fellow Heifetz Institute piano faculty member Miki Sawada, and in 2018, he directed Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep. Daniel has directed several dance-theater productions with choreographer and fellow Heifetz Institute faculty member Anabella Lenzu.