Daina Wilkie – Acro
Acrobatic/Contortion, Flexibility, Hand Balancing & Aerial Hoop Instructor
Daina Wilkie fell in love with the art of Acrobatics at the age of 5. She has been training and performing professionally for the past 6 years with Anne Lawton from Westcoast Contortion & Acrobatics. Before that, Daina trained with Aldeana Bawtenheimer, competing in numerous competitions throughout the lower mainland. Throughout her 18 years of training, Daina has had the opportunity to perform at the Global TV Christmas Party in 2009, the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Thomas Lynch’s 2013 New Years Party, Black Hills Estate Winery for Jason Priestley, Z95.3’s 2014 Launch Party and many corporate banquets at various Ballrooms and Casino’s. In the last 6 years Daina has performed in over 50 professional shows.
Daina has had the privilege to train over the past few years with some of the most well known circus performers from Las Vegas, Nevada such as Otgo Waller and Kristi Toguchi as well as Sante Fortunato from Vancouver, B.C. In 2009 Daina took her A.F.S.A (Acrobatic Federation of South African) Purple Examination and received an Honours with Distinction, and in 2011 and 2013 Daina passed all her C.D.T.A. Acrobatic Exams with Honours. Daina is now a certified A.F.S.A Associate 1 Teacher as of June 2013 and has also received her Module 1 Teachers Certificate through Acrobatic Arts on November 3rd 2013.
Daina has had the honor of teaching at many different locations throughout the lower mainland and looks forward to bringing all that she has learnt throughout the years to the students at Cameron Dance Academy!