Born and raised in Deltona, Florida, Daniel Hunalp began taking dance classes at the age of 6 at Mariam and Valerie’s School of Dance Arts in Sanford, Florida. He attended the Sarasota Ballet Summer School for three years, as well as trained for a summer at Ann Reinking’s Broadway Theatre Project. From a very young age, Daniel knew his destiny was to perform on stage and in film, so at age 12, he was part of his first national commercial for Walt Disney World. Daniel’s stage credits then began at the age of 17, when he joined the touring cast of Iron Beats as a tap soloist. From there, he has gone on to perform on many stages across the world. His credits include: I Got Love (off-Broadway), West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Disney Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line (where he also choreographed and directed), and many AEA stage shows across Walt Disney World property where he has also backup danced for Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, and the cast of The Descendants in multiple filmings and special events.
Daniel’s dance career is now geared towards teaching and choreographing tap, ballet, and musical theater at dance studios around the country, and travels with the staff of Intrigue Dance Convention as a tap instructor. He was part of the collaborating team that founded the Orlando Tap Festival in 2017, and has been on faculty with them every year following. His love for sharing his knowledge with the newest generation of dancers has led him to founding his own dance convention, Broadway Unhinged with his wife, Alexa. This convention is where they, along with a small team of instructors, offer classes in all styles and live feedback sessions to prepare kids for their competition season, in hopes that it all one day leads to a future career like Daniel’s one day!