Dan Yonah Ben-Dror Marshall was born in Jerusalem to a French-Moroccan mother and Latvian/Lithuanian-American father. A life long student, performer, choreographer, and teacher of styles and fusions of Jazz dance, Funk, Latin, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Ballet, Modern, Tap, World/Folk, Dan has produced/directed numerous variety shows and workshops. Some of his credits include: Direction/production/choreography of "Cafe Latino", a premier collaboration between his Latin-Jazz dance company, FreEMotion, Tango Fever & Tango Mundo dance companies, and two Latin orchestras; original choreography for Boston and Colorado productions of "Fiddler on the Roof"; Folk Waltz suite choreography and dancing for the Amherst Ballet Theatre Company with music by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra; and musical theater performances with Arena Civic Theater and The Country Players, in Western MA. As an engineering student at UMass Amherst, Dan completed the full curriculum of BFA dance courses, as well as instructed Israeli & International Folk Dance for the Performing Arts Division for five years, producing many great performances with his students and collaborating musicians and singers.
Dan's 25-year diverse martial arts training extends from traditional and modern styles of Chinese Kung Fu (Wu Shu) - Nam Pai Shaolin, Ba Ji Chuan, Pi Qua, Praying Mantis, Hua Mountain Style, Tai Chi, Hung Gar, Eagle Claw, Northern (Long) Fist (Chang Chuan), Southern Fist (Nan Chuan), and Long (Bow) Staff, Spear, and Double Broadsword Wu Shu weapons forms and applications - to Japanese Judo and Karate. Dan has taught Kung Fu and Cardio Kickboxing to all ages for over 16 years. In 1998 he joined the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute, and studied, taught, and competed under the guidance of Sifu Yao Li. Dan has enjoyed the great synergy between martial arts and dance, which has drawn him closer to the modern Chinese Kung Fu art of Wu Shu.
Dan holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering and has completed two years of Northeastern University's MA program in Computer Engineering. With a long-time background in musical theatre and song-&-dance showmanship, he has recently been featured in many feature films, TV and Internet shows/programs, and theatrical productions, and looks forward to a rewarding career as an actor, and as a film writer/producer/director. In addition to his ongoing artistic pursuits, Dan works as a part-time consultant in various fields, including non-profit and for-profit business development, artist space creation, finance, and technology, cantors at synagogue, and is working to reestablish the BCCA at a new Boston facility.
Name: Dan Marshall
Known for: The Girl from the Naked Eye
BirthDay: 01, Apr ,1974