Ph. Andreas Birkigt

Ph. Andreas Birkigt

Damien Diaz


Damien Diaz (Monte Bello, CA) began his first ballet training in Miami with Thomas Armour and Renee Zingraft. 

At 17, Damien performed his first professional full length, Swan Lake, as Prince Siegfied as well as the Cavalier in The Nutcracker and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet with Ballet South under the direction of Dame Sonia Arova. He then joined the corps de ballet of the Zurich Ballet of Switzerland under the direction of choreographer Uwe Scholz.

After the fall of the Berlin wall, Damien followed director Uwe Scholz to the Leipzig Ballet, where he became a soloist and later a principal dancer.  

Damien has danced as a guest artist with the Stuttgart Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Dallas Ballet, Tuzer Ballet, Warsaw Ballet, Dance Theatre of Vienna, Clair Obscur Dance Company, Luminario Ballet and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in New York City. He was resident choreographer for the California Riverside Ballet and has choreographed the musical event “ The Silence Is Broken “ at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles.

Currently the Artistic Director of Ballet d'Hommes, an all male ballet company of men who dance on pointe, Damian joined the DAA family in September 2017 for an Intermediate and Advanced morning class taking place every Tuesday and Thursday in Studio A.