Miss Daria is a professional actress/singer/dancer, working on stage and in film/television. She teaches both level and company classes, and gives private vocal lessons. She also loves sweating it out with our parents in her Zumba classes.
She was born and raised on Long Island, where she grew up training at Body Language. As a member of BL’s dance company, she studied ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, and musical theatre. As a child, she and some of her BL friends were given the opportunity to perform regularly on the children’s television program, “Zebby’s Zoo,” which aired on PBS stations across the country. She was a competition soloist and title winner, attending regional and national competitions. In high school, Daria studied at ACTeen (Weist-Barron Studios, NYC) and Yale University’s Summer Conservatory Program in Acting. She continued her training at University of Miami, where she was a member of the Hurricanettes dance line (MVP recipient), and performed in dance concerts, theatre department productions, and student film projects.
Upon graduation, Daria returned to New York to start her professional career. Since then, she has performed on stages across the country. She is a proud union member of SAG-AFTRA and a membership candidate with Actor’s Equity. She has worked as interim dance instructor at Five Towns College for the past two years and has also led workshops in dance for Musical Theater in NYC.
Daria has choreographed for both regional theater and independent film. Her dance competition choreography at Body Language has been recognized with many special awards and placements, including Best Choreography. As a teacher, Daria loves to be able to share skills and secrets of what she’s learned from her years of training and experience as a performer – She encourages her students to strive for excellence in not only technical execution, but also in story-telling.
No matter where she travels to, Body Language is always home. You’re most likely to identify her by the smoothie in her hand, the Phil Collins track playing in her classroom, or her catch phrase, “It’s gonna be GREAT!”
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