Dianna David


Meet Dianna

Dianna David is a Movement Storyteller who tells memorable stories through the fusion of clown, mime, urban dance, contact juggling, in visually-dynamic worlds created through shadow and multimedia. Dianna continues to collect rave reviews at every school she performs at and her ability to captivate an audience from K–12 is inspiring and impressive. Dianna also teaches dance, contact juggling, creative expression and movement workshops.

Dianna David Quick Facts

• Hip hop dance, juggling, mime, and clowning
• Dance & juggling teacher skilled at impacting students
• Live performance interacting with video, exciting visuals, music
• Audience participation encouraging creativity & imagination
• Female role model, personal stories about acceptance & being you
• Themes: Bullying, Self-Esteem, Leadership, Peer Pressure, Self-Expression Workshops, Mind/Body Awareness


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• Take a Closer Look

A visually-dynamic, one-woman show that delivers a message of acceptance through urban dancing, clowning, miming, contact juggling, and multimedia. Dianna is a member of the highly elite, the LOL Dance Crew. Estrude de Bompoof, a quirky, unsuspectingly talented individual, has arrived from the Philippines. As a Canadian-born-Filipino, Dianna struggles to accept Estrude’s differences. An unlikely friendship forms, and Dianna is forced to re-evaluate her perspective, when she becomes peer-pressured to putting Estrude in her place.

Grade Suitability: K–12
Duration: 55 mins. + Q&A

• School of M.O.V.E.S.

This unique workshop-style performance is designed to capture student audiences with the wonder of movement, while instilling a sense of connection with everyday issues. Through mind-bending dance moves and interactive storytelling, world-class dance teachers deliver entertaining life lessons on how mind-body awareness helps boost confidence, eases anxiety, and improves physical, mental and emotional health. Students and teachers will leave empowered with valuable, practical tools that they can use in their day-to-day life, developing body awareness, dealing with social pressures and being a better leader.

Grade Suitability: K–12
Duration: 55 mins. + Q&A

• Physical Expression Workshops

Dianna David teaches various workshops for levels K–12 of expressing through the body. Workshops include mime, robotic dance, creative collaboration in dance, stage comedy and contact juggling. Students will gain messages of believing in their own creativity to find their own style that they can be proud of.

Grade Suitability: K–12
Duration: 60 mins.

• Artist in Residency

Dianna can work with your students for a 3-day or week-long Artist in Residency. Please contact us to discuss specific details.

Grade Suitability: K-12


 These fee ranges include a $100 discount for casting your vote in our short artist survey. If you have not already done so, click below to rank the top three artists you’d like to see tour to your area. There‘s no obligation to book, doing so will simply register your school for the discount and help us co-ordinate artists’ tours where there is the most interest for them.

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Take a Closer Look

$650–$875 + GST

School of M.O.V.E.S.

$650–$875 + GST

Physical Expression Workshop

$650–$875 + GST

Artist in Residency

$3750+GST (3-day)

$5625+GST (full week)


Dianna’s performances have had a memorable impact on students and I have received only praise and positive feedback from teachers, administrators and youth alike for her work.

Sarah Kim,Booking Manager – ArtStarts In Schools

One moment Chaplinesque, one moment the universal clown, one moment the outsider we may all experience (within us or outside of us), one moment a skilled hip hop dancer, the list would be virtually endless. The question then becomes what can Dianna David not do?

Steve BentleyVice Principal – Lady Grey Elementary School

The message embedded within Take A Closer Look was both poignant and relevant to our students, and seemed all the more genuine and vital because of the amazing energy with which it was delivered.

Steve AtkinsPrincipal & District Performing Arts Coordinator – BC School District #83