The Brazilian dancer joined the John Cranko School in 2005 and graduated four years later. He was a pupil of the famous Russian master Peter Pestov. At the end of his studies, he joined the Ballet Corps of the Stuttgart Ballet. After his excellent debut in the role of Basilio in Don Quixote by Maximiliano Guerra, he became a soloist at the beginning of the 2012 season. One season later he was promoted to head dancer. Daniel joined the Dutch National Ballet as a lead dancer in 2016.
In October 2009, the European Foundation for Culture won the European award for the most promising dancer. In the 2010 season, he won the German Dance Price future. In 2011 he was nominated for the Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto and won the public's choice. In 2017 he was nominated as one of the best dancers of the year in international scenarios, receiving the price of Positano in Italy. In 2018, Daniel was nominated for the Benois Award of the Dance.