Daniel Prats was born and grew up in Barcelona. With a background in the theatre arts, he created his own company, Maximus, at the age of 19. He was always interested in dance, but it wasn't until he completed his studies in theatre that he pursued it as a career. His interest in dance grew from the need to explore self-expression with the body not words. Whilst developing as an actor, he studied a degree in Contemporary Dance at ESDM, Barcelona, where he learned the importance of research as a part of the creative process. He also developed different projects and collaborated with companies. For example, in 2018 he created Social House 12, which gave him the opportunity to perform in different spaces. The Developing Artistic Practice pathway is an opportunity for him to discover his potential at the same time as learning from leading practitioners and exploring new ways to create 'seriously play'.