A highly-gifted practitioner of modern dance, Keith McDaniel worked on Broadway and in feature films, television, and music videos. In his early days, McDaniel toured the world with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's junior company. After establishing himself on Broadway, McDaniel moved to Los Angeles. He made his feature-film debut in the Bette Midler weeper Beaches (1982). Other film credits include Basic Instinct and Death Becomes Her (1992). In music videos, McDaniel has appeared in those by such artists as Paula Abdul, Tina Marie and Glenn Frey.