Daniel Deivison-Oliveira

Daniel Deivison-Oliveira


  • Born

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Training

    Cia Brasileira de Ballet
    Ballet da Cidade de Niteroi
    Escula de Danças Maria Olenewa
    Petite Danse School
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined in 2005
    Promoted to soloist in 2011

HELGI Tomasson

7 for Eight 


Don Quixote (Espada)

The Fifth Season (Principal)

Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq)

Haffner Symphony 

Nanna’s Lied 

Nutcracker (Party Guests, King of the Mice, Jack-in-the-Box, Dancing Nutcracker, King of the Snow, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, and Russian)

On a Theme of Paganini 


Romeo & Juliet (Tybalt and Acrobats)

The Sleeping Beauty (Cavaliers, Suitors, and Puss in Boots)

Swan Lake (Von Rothbart, Aristocrats, Spanish, Russian, Mazurka, and Czardas)





A rose by any other name


George Balanchine

Allegro Brillante 

Coppélia (War and Discord soloist)


The Four Temperaments (1st Theme)

Prodigal Son (Servants)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Symphony in C


Theme and Variations 


Val Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (Torvald Helmer in “A Doll’s House”)

Lambarena (Principal)

Tears (originated principal role)


Jorma Elo

Double Evil


Michel Fokine

Petrouchka (Devil, Head Coachman, and Moor)


William Forsythe

Artifact Suite


Edwaard Liang

Symphonic Dances 


Serge Lifar

Suite en Blanc (pas de cinq)


Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Guernica (originated)


Wayne McGregor




Agnes de Mille



Benjamin Millepied

The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two (originated)


Mark Morris

A Garden

Sandpaper Ballet


John Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Shadows)


Rudolf Nureyev

Raymonda—Act III 


Ashley Page

Guide to Strange Places 


Justin Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated)

In the Countenance of Kings (The Foil) 

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes 


Arthur Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)


Yuri Possokhov

Classical Symphony (Principal)

Diving into the Lilacs

Firebird (Kaschei) 

Francesca da Rimini

Fusion (Principal) 

Optimistic Tragedy (Four Sailors)

RAkU (Principal) 




Jerome Robbins

The Concert

Glass Pieces

Opus 19/The Dreamer

West Side Story Suite 


Paul Taylor


Spring Rounds


Myles Thatcher

Manifesto (Principal)


Christopher Wheeldon

Cinderella (Fates)


Number Nine


Within the Golden Hour (Principal)


Renato Zanella


  • Nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Best Ensemble Performance in Yuri Possokhov’s Classical Symphony during San Francisco Ballet's 2010 Repertory Season.
  • Performed at Gala Despertares with Isaac Hernandez and others, Guadalahara, Mexico, 2016.
  • Danced in a semi-staged production of Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town at San Francisco Symphony, May 2016.
  • Performed at the International Ballet Gala: World Ballet Superstars in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014.
  • Performed at Ballet Stars From San Francisco, Lively Arts Foundation Gala, Fresno, California, 2012. 
  • Performed Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire and Val Caniparoli's Ibsen’s House as part of the Tiit Helimets and Company tour in Estonia, 2011.


What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

Becoming a pro at a big company.

What can always make you laugh?

My mates.

If I weren't a dancer I'd be...

An astrophysicist or a fashion designer.