Born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania in 1966, Daniel Chait studied ballet at the Boston School of Ballet and at The School of American Ballet.
After leaving The School of American Ballet , Mr. Chait danced in the Boston Balletin 1985 Mr Chait joined The Washington Ballet dancing soloist roles in ballets by Choo San Goh, Micheal Smuin, Paul Taylor and George Balanchine, in 1988 Mr, Chait joined the American Ballet Theater in New york under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mr, Chait danced the entire classical repertoire , including soloist roles in ballets by Sir Kenneth MacMillan , Antony Tudor, Paul Taylor , Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Jyri KIllian, Agnes De Mille,Mark Morris , and Sir Frederick Ashton.
1994 Mr. Chait joined the Twyla Tharp Dance Company, dancing soloist and principal roles in Tharp ballets such as , as Push comes to Shove , Bakers Dozen , Sextet , Octet , 9 sinatra songs, As time goes by , and In the Upper Room.
1995 Mr. Chait moved to Germany to dance as soloist at the Volksb\’fchne am Rosa – Luxemburgplatz in Berlin under the direction of Hans Kresnick. 1999 Mr. Chait danced in Ryuichi Sakamoto,s Opera LIFE in tokyo and osaka Japan.
2000 to 2004 ensemble member of the Schauspielhaus Zurich working as actor and dancer under the direction Christoph Marthaler and as Guest Artist at the Zurich Opera in Zurich Switzerland.
2005 dancing as guest artist with the Forsythe company under the direction of William Forsythe. Mr Chait has been teaching ballet since 2004 at the Ballettschule Zug in Zug Switzerland , VIC Ballet Academy in Verona Italy ,and the Architanz Studios in Tokyo Japan.Sasaki Ballet Academy ,City Contemporary Dance Center in Hong Kong as well as teaching for the Forsythe Company, Twyla Tharp Dance Company.
Mr Chait has been teaching ballet internationally since 2002 in, Ballettschule Zug in Zug Switzerland , VIC Ballet Academy in Verona Italy ,and the Architanz Studios in Tokyo Japan.Sasaki Ballet Academy ,City Contemporary Dance Center in Hong Kong
as well as teaching for the Forsythe Company, Twyla Tharp Dance Company, and The Hong Kong Ballet .
Mr Chait's Choreographic Works include :
Ueberschritten 2002 Schauspielhaus Zurich , Zurich Switzerland
Man Still Standing 2004 Schauspielhaus Zurich. Zurich Switzerland
Is Silence Golden 2005 Piccolo Teatro . Verona Italy
Right B4 Spring 2005 Piccolo Teatro , Verona Italy
Manjushigeee 2007 Architanz Studios Tokyo Japan
Have no Fear 2010 Green Hall Kanagawa Japan