Daria is an actress/singer/dancer and NY native, with experience working in regional theatre, independent film and television productions, and new media projects. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity Association.

Most recently, Daria was cast as the lead of an independent film (working title: “The Escape”) which shot this summer in Connecticut. You can also catch her as Sandra in the sci-fi episodic, “The Tempest” (check out the pilot on Vimeo). She was nominated by the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle for the role of Cassie in “A Chorus Line” (Best Supporting Actress in a Musical 2018) and won a BroadwayWorld.com Award (Phoenix, Best Supporting Actress 2013) for the role of Mrs. Irene Molloy in “Hello, Dolly!” at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Other favorite stage credits include playing Nancy in “Oliver!” at Red House Arts Center, working with Broadway veterans, Terrance Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise, as well as renowned choreographer, Christopher d’Amboise in Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s production of “My Fair Lady,” and assisting with dance captain responsibilities on Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s production of “Sister Act.”

Born and raised on Long Island, Daria began to study dance and voice at an early age. As a child, she performed regularly on the children’s television program, “Zebby’s Zoo,” which aired on PBS stations across the country. In high school, Daria spent her summers at ACTeen (Weist-Barron Studios, NYC) taking courses in acting for theatre, film, and television and was later accepted to Yale University’s Summer Conservatory Program in Acting. She continued her training at University of Miami where she double majored in Video-Film (B.S.C) and Theater Arts (B.A). Upon graduation, she returned to New York, where she  continues to live, work and train. Daria can be found taking dance classes at studios such as BDC, Steps, and Alvin Ailey; at acting studios such as One-on-One NYC and The Growing Studio; in scene study with Kevin McGuire  (Julliard, Circle in the Square Theatre School) and studying voice with Elena Shaddow.

When not performing, Daria teaches dance and has received special recognition for her competition choreography. She also enjoys modeling, working in film production, and watching anything created by the BBC.

Daria DeGaetano