Daniel Smith was born in vancouver British Columbia Canada.
He trained primarily at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School where he graduated with distinction and was awarded various scholarships.
Daniel Smith has previously danced professionally with many companies including the National Ballet of Canada, Colorado Ballet, and Ballett Magdeburg where he danced as a first soloist in much of the companies repetoire. He has been a member of Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf since 2018. He has also performed lead roles as a guest in companies in Germany and Japan.