Daniel Ocanto

Sound Designer
Class of 2023


Daniel Ocanto is a sound designer and multi-instrumentalist who has toured nationally and internationally with a diverse range of artists, and has contributed to multiple recordings as a studio musician. A theater maker by fortuitous accident, he has composed and performed as a member of Dust Ensemble, whose score for Hillary Bettis’ Alligator (The Sol Project/New Georges) earned him and his collaborators a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play. He earned a second nomination in the same category for his work on Adam Seidel’s Original Sound (Cherry Lane Theatre). A proud first-generation Venezuelan-American from Nebraska, he now lives in Pittsburgh where he is an MFA candidate in Sound Design at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.