About Daniel Stover
Daniel Stover is the Owner and Director of the Orlando division of AntiGravity®️. Daniel oversees all shows & events held at the AntiGravity®️ THEATER, and all local & out-of-town company performances.
Daniel comes from a family of musical theater performers and professionally trained dancers and earned a scholarship for gymnastics at the University of Oklahoma after only one year of gymnastics in high school. Daniel was on the OU Men’s Gymnastics Team and also competed with the OU Cheerleading Team in 1993 when they became National Champions of Collegiate Cheer.
After taking first place on floor and vault at the US National Championships, Daniel went to visit his sister in New York to explore his opportunities in his post-competition life. Daniel‘s sister, Ashley, was performing on Broadway in ‘Hello Dolly’ which led to his introduction to AntiGravity founders, Christopher Harrison and Alex Schlemp. This meeting initiated a collaboration that would last more than 25 years (and still continues today)!
Daniel then followed his family and friend, Rick, and moved to Orlando for Disneys Cirque du Soleil show, “La Nouba,” performing on tumble track. Once in Orlando, Daniel was hired by Disney in the original cast of “tumble monkeys” in the ‘Festival of the Lion King’ show at Animal Kingdom. He was brought on board to also help create the acrobatic choreography and was featured as the first “Kong” character along with Jimmy Waitman in 1998.
“ In 2005, AntiGravity Orlando Performance Troupe was formed and we started off as an entertainment company and performed for corporate events around the world combining forces with the original AG NYC Troupe which was established 10 years earlier. In 2007, Team AntiGravity went on our first National Tour. Then in 2009, AntiGravity began at workshopping our new and innovative AG Yoga Fitness techniques within the Orlando facility, later becoming a worldwide fitness brand which is now featured in over 40 countries with headquarters at our AG NYC office. In 2010, AntiGravity Orlando started offering performance-base classes on silk and lyra at the original location by international drive. AntiGravity soon relocated to Kissimmee, and in 2012, AntiGravity Orlando’s National Training Facility was founded by Heather Stover. “