Jordana Daumec

First Soloist

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Jordana Daumec was born in New York City, New York and trained at Studio Maestro in New York City, New York and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2003 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2015.

“[Daumec] has always been one of the company's superb technicians and she demonstrates her skills wonderfully well in the Bohemia scene.”

Jordana has danced such roles as Lescaut’s Mistress in Manon, Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, Italian Princess in Swan Lake, Bronislava in Nijinsky, Blossom and Moss in Cinderella, Bee in The Nutcracker, Young Shepherdess in The Winter’s Tale, Spring in The Four Seasons, the Female Lead in Symphony #9 and L’Allumeuse in Le Petit Prince. Her repertoire includes such ballets as Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Anna Karenina, The Merry Widow, Pinocchio, A Streetcar Named Desire, La Sylphide, Don Quixote, Madame Butterfly, The Taming of the Shrew, An Italian Straw Hat, The Seagull, Theme and Variations, Symphony in C, Jewels, Chaconne, The Dream, Etudes, Paquita, The Four Temperaments, The Second Detail, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Chroma, Allegro Brillante, The Concert, Glass Pieces, Russian Seasons, Angels' Atlas, Emergence, Cacti, Paz de la Jolla and Night.

In 2017, she received the My Entertainment World Award for Best Outstanding Ballet Performance for her role as Bronislava in Nijinsky.

Jordana Daumec is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.

Quick Facts

Born: New York City, New York
Trained: Studio Maestro in New York City, New York and Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2003
First Soloist since: 2015


Swan Lake
“First soloist Jordana Daumec is always a generous performer, so naturally charismatic that even the small parts she plays come charged with exuberance. Her Wench was excellent, the complex, turned-in sequences buoyed by her playfulness and musicality.”
— The Globe and Mail

The Sleeping Beauty
“Jordana Daumec delivered a knockout performance as Princess Florine.”
— National Post

...As Myrtha’s seconds, called Moyna and Zulme, no less, Tina Pereira and Jordana Daumec, two of the most reliable classicists among the National’s women, join their queen in a showy display of technique and spite.” 
— Ludwig Van