Sponsored by Barbara A. Mangiafico
A native of Houston, Texas, Daniela Maarraoui began her training at the City Ballet of Houston from age four to eighteen. While training, she attended various summer programs at Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and the HARID Conservatory. She also competed in the 2014 International Ballet Competition and performed in the 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
She eventually joined The Joffrey Ballet as a trainee and was promoted to the studio company the following year, where she danced and toured with the Company, performing in Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, Lola de Ávila’s Giselle, and Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet. Maarraoui spent three months as a guest artist with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany, to perform in Aaron Watkins’ Swan Lake.
Since joining Milwaukee Ballet in 2019, she has performed in Coppélia, The Nutcracker, Nicole Teague-Howell’s The Firebird, Timothy O’Donnell’s Sacre in Ballet Russe Reimagined, the Swan Lake Pas de Trois, Michael Pink’s Classical Symphony in To The Pointe, Dani Rowe's Chaminade in Connect, the role of Clara in Michael Pink's The Nutcracker, and as a featured soloist in La Bayadère.