Daryn Diaz was born and raised in Tampa, Florida of Cuban and Andalusian decent. She began training at the Patel Conservatory at an early age, where she explored music, theater and vocal arts, but her passion was dance. While there, Díaz earned her way into the pre-professional ballet company of the Straz Center - Next Generation Ballet. In that program, she trained with Philip Neal, Artistic Director and former Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet and Ivonne Lemus, Ballet Mistress and former Dancer with Ballet Nacional de Cuba, with whom Díaz worked with for 11 years. Alongside her training, she also pursued precision dance, contemporary, and jazz instruction with former Rockette Captain, Kelly King. Díaz has received additional training and mentoring from Melissa Stafford, Laurie Jones, and Giselle Guilen. Additionally, she has had the honor to dance works from Duncan Cooper, Christopher Huggins, and Maria Konrad. Diaz enjoyed summer programs with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Victor Ullate in Madrid, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Ballet Hispánico’s ChoreoLaB. Díaz was inducted into the National Honor Society in high school, graduated a year early, and is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree. She is overjoyed and incredibly grateful to be joining BHdos for the 2019-2020 season.