Director (Oliver!) / Choreographer (Creation)
Raised in: Vancouver, BC/Based in: Toronto, ON.
For the NAC: The Ark (2011), Saint Carmen of The Main (co-production with Canadian Stage), Associate Director and choreographer for nativity, actor and choreographer for Romeo & Juliet, choreographer and Assistant Director for The Drowsy Chaperone (co-production with Citadel Theatre of the Vancouver Playhouse Company production) and A Christmas Carol.
Theatre: (Directing) Driving Miss Daisy starring Michael Learned and Walter Borden (Starbright Summer Festival) and the Canadian premiere of The 39 Steps (the 1000 Islands Playhouse). Other directorial credits include Tuesday’s With Morrie (Starbright Summer Festival). (Choreography) The Drowsy Chaperone (Vancouver Playhouse/Citadel Theatre/NAC and 1000 Islands Playhouse – Jessie Richardson nomination for “Significant Artistic Achievement”, Sterling Award for “Outstanding Choreography”); Rocky Horror, Buddy Holly (Theatre Aquarius); Palmer Park, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Grand Night 2004- 2006 (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Romeo and Juliet (Canadian Stage); Anything Goes (TUTS); Marvelous Wonderettes (1000 Islands). (Acting) To Kill A Mockingbird, My One And Only, Shakespeare’s Universe, Into the Woods, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver!, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Gigi, My Fair Lady, and Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); White Christmas (Theatre Aquarius and Neptune Theatre).
Other: Dayna is the proud recipient of two Tyrone Guthrie awards and the Richard March award.