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Actor, choreographer and dancer Fly Lady Di born Diana C. Reyes has been building a strong reputation for some time. As an actor, she recently became a finalist in the Toronto Monologue Slam, performing in front of judges Amanda Rosenthal and Olunike Adeliyi to much praise. She’s also landed roles on Lost Girl: The Series, as well as The Jane Show and Platinum which was shown in the US. Among her first dance roles were in the feature film “Honey” (Universal 2003), and music videos for Fabolous, Fall Out Boy, and Ashlee Simpson to name a few. As a dance artist, she has worked with famous choreographers such as Luther Brown, Jae Blaze, Aakomon (AJ), Jamaica, Shabba-Doo, and Laurie Ann Gibson.  Currently she teaches House Dance at Street Dance Academy, City Dance Corps, Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre among other organizations.  Administratively, Diana has been active in the dance community leading events such as Manifesto’s “Solid Ground” at The Movement, as well as The Jump Off Battle with Jojo Dancer. Diana and her partner urgirlShirls recently won the first House Dance battle on NewMusicLive’s Best Dance Crew on MuchMusic and was recently featured in the Bedouin Soundclash video, “Brutal Hearts”.  She has proudly choreographed the interactive web-series Prison Dancer, released March 2012.  Large scale dance competitions have been privileged to have Diana as a judge such as UDO’s Canadian Street Dance Championships and World of Dance Toronto where she sat as both House and All-Styles judge.  She is fortunate to be represented by Sandra Gillis at Premier Artist Management, a top agent in Toronto.  Diana wants to continue to project her dance and acting expressions and perform around the world.

Diana Reyes aka FLY LADY DI is a Toronto-native visual artist known best for live paintings in New York.  Her paintings garnered much attention and international press.  Events like “Donuts are Forever 2” (Tribute to J.Dilla), Complex Magazine’s “Hip Rock Reggae” (featuring other acts like Kid Cudi and Mickey Factz), Art Battles and AfroPunk all helped her gain press in magazines such as Audrey Magazine (LA), TRACE (NYC) in three consecutive issues, YRB (NYC) where she was featured in both 2008 and 2010, LUSSW (Tokyo, Japan) and Lady Caprice (Paris, France), and the Village Voice.  Her popularity also soared online, being featured in such online publications as Honey Magazine, Clutch Magazine, Philippine News, Black Star News, Bandit Magazine (based in Paris) and Swizz Beatz’ Swizz World where she was listed as a ‘Popular Post’ for 2 consecutive weeks.  Her latest art showings were at the Art Gallery of Ontario for Manifesto’s All Art Everything as well she performed a live painting on MuchMusic’s RapCity for Manifesto’s 5-year Anniversary.  Diana continues to be recognized for her visual arts skills and is currently embarking upon new projects with various organizations.  Diana currently teaches Graffiti art workshops with UNITY Charity, Art Starts TO to name a few.  She loves to share and teach her art knowledge to the youth – in order to enlighten and empower them through self-expression.  It is her great hope to spread her artistic passions worldwide.

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