Daina Zolty. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Born: Burnaby, British Columbia
Trained: HZ Ballet Classique in Burnaby, British Columbia and Canada’s National Ballet School
Corps de Ballet since: 2020
Five Things to Know
- Daina was born in Burnaby, British Columbia and completed her dance training in Toronto at Canada’s National Ballet School.
- In 2018, she represented Canada’s National Ballet School in the inaugural Choreographic Project at the Prix de Lausanne.
- She joined the National Ballet as an RBC Apprentice in 2018 and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2020, at the onset of the company’s first virtual season.
- Daina’s repertoire includes The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, The Nutcracker and Chaconne.
- In 2020, she performed in Robert Binet’s The Dreamer’s Ever Leave You at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre for a socially distanced performance. The ballet was then filmed by Canadian director Ben Shirinian for the company’s virtual season.
The Peter Dwyer Award (2017)