When he was 14, Daniel Kok (aka diskodanny) wanted to be a choreographer like Paula Abdul. And at one point, he had watched Dirty Dancing so many times (23 to be exact) he could repeat the moves of Swayze and Grey and recite their dialogue.
But destiny has brought him down a somewhat different path. Daniel studied BA (Hons) Fine Art & Critical Theory at Goldsmith College (London) under a Public Service Commission scholarship (Singapore). He also received a Certificate in Choreography at the Laban Centre during that time. His works have since traveled to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Yogyakarta, Edinburgh, Vienna and Berlin. In 2007, the Straits Times listed him as number 1 in the Faces to Watch category. Vermillion was also voted as one of the five best performances that year. In 2008, daniel was given the Young Artist Award (Dance) by the National Arts Council (Singapore).
Daniel has recently completed the MA Solo/Dance/ Authorship at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) in Berlin and will be joining the Advanced Performing Arts and Scenographic Studies program (APASS) in Brussels in 2013.
Has diskodanny strayed from the dreams of his early years? Will the future bring him back to Paula Abdul and Patrick Swayze?