畢業於香港中文大學藝術系。 後自習舞蹈並獲獎學金到荷蘭及英國修讀編舞。曾獲六度香港「舞蹈年獎」(2000、2005、2009、2012、2013、2014) 、兩度獲南華早報《全年五大最佳編舞》、香港藝術發展局舞蹈新晉藝術家年獎（2002）、香港藝術發展局藝術家年獎（舞蹈）（2013）等。 楊亦曾被歐洲芭蕾舞蹈雜誌Ballet Tanz年刊提名為「備受注目編舞家」。
Yeung graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Chinese Music. He is an autodidactic dancer but received scholarships twice to study choreography in the Netherlands and the UK. Yeung was nominated by the BalletTanz yearbook in Europe as The Choreographer To Look At, and his works were named twice by South China Morning Post Top Five Best Dance Works of the Year. Daniel was the awardee of Rising Artist Award in 2002 and Artist of the Year (Dance) in 2013, both were granted by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He has also won six times (2000, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014) in the Hong Kong Dance Award for his performances and choreographies.