April Daly



April Daly joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2003.


Ms. Daly, native of Rockford, Illinois, studied with the Rockford Dance Company and later attended the New School University/Joffrey Ballet BFA program in New York.  Ms. Daly also danced for two seasons with The Washington Ballet prior to joining the Joffrey. 

Since joining The Joffrey Ballet, Ms. Daly has performed a variety of works, including lead roles in Yuri Possokhov's Don Quixote (Kitri, Mercedes, Queen of the Dryads), Lar Lubovitch's Othello (Desdemona), Frederic Franklin's Giselle (Myrtha, Moyna), Ashton's Cinderella (Fairy Godmother, Autumn Fairy), Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow (Valencienne), Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), Stanton Welch's La Bayadère (Gazmatti), Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake (Odette/Odile), and Joffrey's The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum).  Other significant performances include Jerome Robbins' In the Night (2nd Pas) and The Concert (The Ballerina, The Wife); Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria I), Stars and Stripes Pas (Liberty Bell), Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Apollo (Calliope), Prodigal Son, and Allegro Brilliante; Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain, Continuum, Liturgy and Carousel, A Dance (Julie); Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden; Wayne McGregor's Infra, William Forsythe's In the Middle Somewhat Elevated; Lar Lubovitch's ...smile with my heart; Jiří Kylián's Forgotten Land (Red Pas, Black Pas); Frederick Ashton's Les Patineurs (Red Girl); Edwaard Liang's Age of Innocence; Alexander Ekman's Tulle; and Stanton Welch's Son of Chamber Symphony.  In September 2009, she was Dance Magazine's "On the Rise".