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; 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.
Her recent performance credits include:
TIFF Boombox: FAME Edition
Oakland Asian Cultural Centre
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
Manifesto Festival (Toronto)
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 AGO First Thursdays, Harbourfront Centre, Cold Tea Bar, Manifesto Festival’s Live at The Square and more recently Soho House on NYE as well as Comedian Eric Andre’s Toronto after-party at Bambii.
She currently choreographs and performs with highly acclaimed recording artist Maylee Todd, as well as tribal electro-fusion band DATU, Tagalog rapping female MC HanHan and their sister dance troupe Hataw rocking venues such as Yonge and Dundas Square, Nathan Phillips Square and The Great Hall for festivals such as Tiff Boombox, in/Future, and Massey Hall Presents.
She would love to discuss a booking or two with you at the info below!
Photo Credit: Nat Caine, make up by Sherlyn Torres, braids by Maiko Watson
DANCE CLASSES ARE BACK FINALLY!
Starting in 3 weeks... Get your Sunday morning groove back on w/ me in the studio!
SUNDAYS 11:00am - 12:30PM
JULY 23 - AUGUST 27
Sketch - Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw St. Toronto
(Queen St. W. near Ossington)
$18 single class
$50 for 3 classes ($16/class)
$95 for 6 classes ($15/class)
To register, email email@example.com asap!
1. I'm gonna do things a bit differently this time, instead of letting you know the schedule of songs ahead of time, I'm going to surprise you every week with new bangers! So just come and dance!
2. If you had classes you did not use in previous series, let me know and we'll work something out.
3. If there is enough demand for it, I will add a Thursday night class as well. Location might be different. I will teach the routines once on the Sunday and repeat them again on the Thursday for those who missed it, want to add on or reinforce the moves.
4. The level will as always be Beginner (but sometimes Intermediate for that extra challenge)!
Tracks will include:
and of course, the 6ixGod himself, DRAKE
SEE YOU IN CLASS!
H I T M E U P
for DJ bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-992-7953