CAP Teaching Artist
Daryn Diaz was born and raised in Tampa, Florida of Cuban and Spanish descent. She began training seriously at the Patel Conservatory at an early age, where she explored music, theater and vocal arts, but her passion was dance. While there, Diaz earned her way into the pre-professional ballet company of the Straz Center - Next Generation Ballet. Alongside her rigorous ballet schedule, she also pursued precision dance, contemporary and jazz instruction. Diaz has received additional training and mentoring from other summer programs including: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Victor Ullate in Madrid, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Hispanico’s ChoreoLab, and Gaga Homelab NYC. After auditioning for Ballet Hispanicos second company in the Summer of 2019, she moved at age 17 to train with Ballet Hispanicos second company, BHdos. Due to the pandemic, she was afforded the opportunity to teach at Patel Conservatory in her hometown for the 2020-2021 school year. In her personal home studio, she was also able to teach private lessons for grades K-12. Diaz was inducted into the National Honor Society in high school, graduated a year early, and is currently working towards her Bachelors degree in Marketing Analytics at New York University.