Dayna O'Connell

Dayna O'Connell grew up in Sandy, Utah where she studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and tap.  She has received many technique awards and is musically trained.  As a senior in high school she was accepted into the ballet department at the University of Utah where she received the Willam F. Christensen scholarship.  She has performed numerous lead roles with Utah Ballet under the direction of Attila Ficzere and Conrad Ludlow, and completed her BFA in Ballet in 2006.  

Recently she has been featured in two of Dance Spirit Magazine's Photos of the Day (photographer: Chris Peddecord) and modeled for XANGO's 2012 health and wellness campaign.  She is currently dancing with Odyssey Dance Theatre where she has been performing and touring nationally and internationally since 2008.  Dayna has been teaching since 2003 and this is her third year with Rapture Dance Intensive!
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