Prague, Czech Republic
School of Music and Dance (Prague State Conservatory)
National Theatre Ballet Company, Prague (joined 1989, Soloist, Principal)
Cape Ballet Company, South Africa (joined 1992, Principal)
Scottish Ballet (joined 1993, Principal)
English National Ballet
Joined 1996, Principal Dancer
Title role in Sphinx, Odile in Swan Lake, Marguérite in Lady of the Camellias, Juliet with Vadim Muntagirov, Manon with Friedemann Vogel.
Creating stage and film versions of Camille, creating principal role in Double Concerto and The Snow Queen.
Won Paris Dance Foundation Prize at Prix de Lausanne, first place Tokyo (1989),
International Ballet Competition, Pretoria (1991), received The Patron’s Award from Dame Beryl Grey (2011). Has a daughter, Sabina. Daria’s favourite place is wherever her daughter is. Won the 2011 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for Outstanding Female Dancer. Daria’s autobiography Agony and Ecstasy: My Life in Dance was published in March 2013
'The Company’s most classical ballerina, linear perfection and heartless glitter to dazzle any man'
The Sunday Times