Collage Dance Collective
Black Iris Project
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Daphne Lee was born in Kansas and raised in Rahway, New Jersey. She received her training from Rahway Dance Theatre, Boston Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow, American Ballet Theatre, and The Ailey School. She received her BFA in Dance from Fordham University and her MFA in Dance/Arts Administration from Hollins University. She has danced professionally with Collage Dance Collective, Oakland Ballet, Alvin Ailey II, and Black Iris Project and her repertoire includes works by Ulysses Dove, Robert Garland, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Dwight Rhoden, and John Alleyne. Lee was crowned the 2017 Miss Black USA. She is now a member of Dance Theatre of Harlem.
From the Stage to the Hospital: This DTH Dancer Doubles as Her Parents’ Caretaker, Dance Magazine
Daphne Lee Opens Up About Being a Black Ballerina With Natural Hair, Allure
Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Daphne Lee’s Tour Essentials Include Everything From Custom Colored Pointe Shoes to Chanel No. 5, Pointe Magazine
3 Ballet Moves You Can Do for Stronger Legs Even if You’re Not a Dancer, Health