By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Daniel Jaquez has been named the interim artistic director of the 30-year-old Milagro, the Northwest’s premier Latino arts and culture organization.
Jaquez, who has worked in theater and dance nationally and internationally, began serving as Milagro’s artistic associate in 2002. He is expected to work with Milagro’s staff and board to refine future business and artistic structures as the organization searches for new artistic leadership.
Jaquez grew up in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and studied actuarial science at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Texas and a master of fine arts in directing from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute at Harvard University.
He has directed and produced shows Off and Off-Off Broadway in New York City. He has directed in Russia, Switzerland, France and Mexico. He has worked in new play development with Latino playwrights and has worked with other artists to develop new dance-theater pieces. He also has translated into English the works of several Mexican playwrights.
Jaquez has held adjunct and teaching fellow positions at Manhattanville College, Harvard University, Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the Latina/o Theatre Commons Steering Committee, the Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab, and NoPassport, a Pan-American theater coalition.
He co-founded the Calpulli Mexican Dance Theatre in Queens, New York, and was the artistic director and choreographer from 2003 to 2011.