RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY
DAPHNE LEE began her dance training at the Rahway Dance Theatre under the direction of her mother, Mrs. Jay Skeete-Lee. She graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A program in dance and is a recipient of the Denise Jefferson Scholarship award. She is currently receiving her MFA in Dance at Hollins University. Ms. Lee received scholarships to Jacob’s Pillow, Boston Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem and is a regional gold medal recipient in dance for the NAACP ACT-SO competition and served as a judge. Ms. Lee was also featured in the opening video for the Mrs. Carter World Tour for Beyoncé and was featured in a short film, “Life of An Actress” directed by Paul Chau. Daphne performed works by Robert Battle, Benoit Swan- Pouffer and Amy Seiwart among others and was an assistant choreographer to the Milwaukee production of the musical The Color Purple. She was a former member of Alvin Ailey II, Zest Collective, the Oakland Ballet Company, and a back-up dancer for UK artist Sydney Jo Jackson. Daphne serves as a member of Brown Girls Do Ballet Inc. and is endorsed by companies like Gaynor Minden (pointe shoes) and Nudebarre. Lee wants to thank Kevin, Marcellus, her colleagues along with the Collage team for their ongoing support, as this is her third season with the company.