dancer. choreographer. dj.
dancer. choreographer. dj.
DIANA REYES also known as Fly Lady Di is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in Toronto, where she currently resides. Connected internationally as a performer, painter, dancer DJ and fashionista, she has party-rocked from Manhattan to Mumbai, while riding her distinctive vibe of street-meets-academic-meets-fly-girl. Extremely hard working, down to earth, a profound thinker and a party girl who dances hard for hours if the music is right, Diana is the perfect mix of fun, smart and personable who adapts well to any environment. Diana honed her dance skills amongst the vibrant New York City house culture, and knows what it's like to move and groove for hours on end. As a DJ, this deep understanding of how to keep the party going is embedded in her sense and selection, and as a person, it is expressed in her down-to-earth nature. Her unrelenting passion for dance, keen sense of professionalism and unique sense of style have contributed to her successful dance career.
She has worked with directors such as Director X, Bille Woodruff, Marcus Raboy, Graydon Sheppard, Bruce McDonald, Diane Martel and Allan Ferguson; choreographers such as Laurieann Gibson, Darrin Henson, Jae Blaze, Luther Brown, Adolfo 'Shabbadoo' Quinones, Coddie Higgins, Aakomon Jones, Jamaica Craft; and artists such as Jason Derulo, Kiesza, Fall Out Boy, Ashley Simpson, Ciara, MC Lyte, The Clipse, Pharrell Williams, Fabolous and Teddy Riley to name just a few.
She has performed her own work at institutions such as:
Grand Performances, Los Angeles
Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco
SummerWorks Performance Festival
Berlin Music Video Awards
Canadian Music Week
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Gallery of Ontario
LiveStream Headquarters NYC
Royal Ontario Museum
MuchMusic Video Music Awards
She has received national and international media attention with features in/on:
CBC’s The National
etalk (Canada’s #1 Talk Show)
Chatelaine (Canada’s #1 Magazine)
Indian Daily News & Analysis
Audrey (Los Angeles)
Trace (New York)
YRB (New York)
As a painter, Diana gained fast international buzz having painted for Art Battles NYC numerous times, Complex Magazine’s Hip Rock Reggae (which also featured then up-and-comers such as Kid Cudi and Mickey Factz), AfroPunk and Donuts are Forever - a tribute to the late J.Dilla (who’s mother owns the painting she made).
As a DJ she has rocked crowds at the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Game, Soho House on NYE, Twitter's #HereWeAre event, AGO First Thursdays, Harbourfront Centre, Cold Tea Bar, Manifesto Festival’s Live at The Square as well as Comedian Eric Andre’s Toronto after-party at Bambii.
Photo Credit: Nat Caine, make up by Sherlyn Torres, braids by Maiko Watson
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