DAYNA FOX, Ballet
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dayna Fox received her early dance training at Ballet Met. She also has studied in New York and at the North Carolina School of the Arts under such illustrious teachers as the late Melissa Hayden, Duncan Noble, Mimi Paul, and David Howard.
In 1977, Ms. Fox joined the North Carolina Dance Theater, where she was a featured dancer through 1985. Under the direction of Robert Lindgren and Salvatore Aiello, NCDT performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe including appearances at Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the American Dance Festival, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina and the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.
During her tenure, Ms. Fox performed soloist and principal roles in an eclectic repertoire including such works as Salvatore Aiello’s Clowns and Others, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante, Pas de Dix, and Scotch Symphony, August Bournonville’s Napoli, Senta Driver’s Resettings, and Vicente Nebrada’s Pentimento.
In 1989, Ms. Fox was appointed director of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)’s Preparatory Dance Program, an after-school pre-professional training program, which prepares 3rd - 8th grade students for the School of Dance. During her 25 years as director, Ms. Fox trained hundreds of students for the School’s high school program, many whom have gone on to have illustrious careers in professional companies across the US and abroad.
Ms. Fox currently serves on the full-time ballet faculty for the UNCSA School of Dance and holds a B.F.A. in Dance from UNCSA.