Daniel Phoenix Singh, Senior Advisor on Strategic Initiatives at the LAB, has worked across Higher Education, Dance, LGBTQ Communities, South Asian Communities, and Arts practice, policy, and funding organizations at local and national levels. His identities lie at the intersection of his queer, South Asian, immigrant, artist, and advocate roles in the various communities he inhabits. Daniel worked at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) for over 20 years with leaders in undergraduate education. He was one of the founding staff members of AAC&U’s Campus Diversity Initiative funded by Ford Foundation. This initiative brought together thoughtful curriculum change with a focus on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence on campuses with the intersection of technology to surface best practices to scale the project to campuses throughout the United States.
Daniel draws on a diverse educational base with an MBA from Georgetown University, an MFA in Dance and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies focusing on Critical Race Studies from the University of Maryland, and a Laban Movement Analyst Certificate from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City. He received a baccalaureate degree in Dance at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
He is a proud single parent of twins and always trying to steal time to be back dancing in the studio or at the tango/salsa clubs around DC.