Shaila D’Onofrio was born in Popoli, Italy and trained at Teatro dell'Opera and Teatro alla Scala Ballet
School in Italy. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice
in 2009 and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2011.
Ms. D’Onofrio’s repertoire includes roles
in Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, The
Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Nijinsky, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Don Quixote, Hamlet, The Seagull, La
Fille mal Gardée, Elite Syncopations, The Four Seasons, Opus 19/The Dreamer and Carmen. Recently, she debuted as Her
Other Stepsister in Cinderella and Sheep
in The Nutcracker.
During her training, Ms. D’Onofrio received
a scholarship at Teatro dell'Opera as well as a scholarship at Teatro alla Scala Ballet School.