Tamás Darai was born in Budapest, Hungary. He studied at the Hungarian Dance Academy (BA) and participated in competitions in Lausanne, Istanbul and Beijing, and in summer intensives in North Carolina and Houston.
Tamás joined the Ballet of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb in 2012 under the direction of Irena Pasaric, where he became a first soloist. He left the company to join Ballett Augsburg in 2015.
He danced in choreographies by William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Marco Goecke, Hans van Manen, Uwe Scholtz, Valentina Turcu and Cayetano Soto, among others, and worked on creations with Pascal Touzeau, Edward Clug, Dominique Dumais, Leo Mujic, Mauro de Candia, Ronald Savkovic and Riccardo De Nigris. His title roles were Franz in Coppelia, Prince in Nutcracker, Vronsky in Anna Karenina, Don Jose in Carmen, and Faust.
He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in June 2017. There he worked and created with Jacopo Godani and learned his method of contemporary movement. Tamás danced in many of Godani’s pieces such as High Breed, Moto Perpetuo, Echoes from a Restless Soul, Metamorphers, Post Genoma and he was involved in the creation of Extinction of a Minor Species, Unit in Reaction, Al di La, From Now On, Ultimatum, Alter Ego, Stormo, Satelliting. He also did improvisation-based artistic installations with the company in Senckenberg Naturmuseum in Frankfurt, in the Frankfurter Kunstverein and in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade. Tamás performed with the company in theaters such as Teatro Real in Madrid, Stanislavsky Theater in Moscow, Tel Aviv Opera and they performed in festivals in Montpellier, Reggio Emilia, Barcelona, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Kuopio, Winterthur and Ludwigsburg.
He performed in galas as a guest artist in Japan, Spain, Germany and Croatia.
Since 2020 he is a freelance artist. He started to teach workshops and give ballet classes, and in 2021 became a Master’s Degree student at the Hungarian Dance Academy.