The Brazilian dancer started dancing at the age of 10 in Ourinhos. He 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. He currently dances as a Guest Principal Dancer with the most prestigious ballet companies of the world such as the Australian Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Czech National Ballet or Kremlin Ballet, among others.

His large repertoire as main character includes La Bayadere by Natalia Makarova and X. Torres, La Sylphide by Peter Schaufuss, Othello by John Neumeier, Glen by Tetley Arena, Forgotten Land by Jiri Kylian, Orlando by Marco Goecke or Yantra by Wayne McGregor and many more. 

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 Prize 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 Positano Prize in Italy. In 2018, Daniel was nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse.

In 2019 Daniel Camargo has participated in charities as guest dancer like the GALA VALENCIA SOMOS ARTE with one of today’s great stars, Polina Semionova.

His profile has led him to appear in magazines like Icon.