Damien Diaz was born in Montebello, California and began his first ballet training in Miami, Florida with Thomas Armour and Renee Zingraft. He studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts on a full scholarship, followed by The School of American Ballet in New York City, the Alabama School of Fine Arts, and the Houston Ballet Academy.
At the age of seventeen, Diaz 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 subsequently accepted a corps de ballet contract with 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, Germany, where he became a soloist and later a principal dancer. His roles with Leipzig Ballet were Prince Desire in the full length “ The Sleeping Beauty “, the lead male dancer in “ Symphonie Fantastique “, the lead male in Beethoven’s “ 7th Symphony “, Adam in Haydn’s “ The Creation “ and the lead male of “ Bach Creations."
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 and the world renown Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo in New York City. He was a resident choreographer for the California Riverside Ballet and has choreographed the musical event “ The Silence Is Broken “ at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles. Damien currently lives in West Hollywood, California and is the Ballet Master of the Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles.