DiANNA DAVID is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary artist who fuses urban hip hop dance with physical comedy, characterization, prop manipulation, and contact juggling to deliver thought-provoking messages that impact self-discovery and social change.
As a gifted motivational entertainer, DiANNA seamlessly blends the comedic innocence of Mr. Bean, the optimistic spirit of Charlie Chaplin, with the magnetic dance appeal of Michael Jackson in all of her one-woman shows, speaking engagements, energizers and workshops for children, youth and adutls. She has toured both nationally and internationally to audiences of over 3,000, completing her first nine-country world Red Ball Movement tour in June 2019.
After DiANNA left a successful, yet passionless, career as a mechanical engineer, a chance encounter with a little red ball changed her life forever. It wasn’t until she quit her job and turned her passions into purpose that she started reinventing her own definitions of success. Thus was born her TedxTalk, “Have the Balls to Follow your Dreams,” with the The Red Ball Movement Show stemming from this, asking the question: "What's your red ball?"
DiANNA DAVID's work as a transformational entertainer, inspirational speaker, creative educator, humanitarian, freestyle dancer and expressive arts therapist, allows for audiences around the world to question their passions, actualize self-love, and practice discovery.
Whether delivering a speech or miming and energizing audiences at events, she inspires people of all ages to live a life of PLAY: Passion, Love, Art and Youthfulness.
Young Audience Shows
The red ball movement
DiANNA DAVID is one of the most unique movement storytellers you will ever see. She will mesmerize you with her musicality, multi-faceted characters and dance moves, playfully pulling at your heart-strings while opening your mind to new perspectives
She’s a one-woman show with many faces who shares her different worlds of Filipino dancing to physical theatre, hip hop to props, mechanical engineering to miming, street performer to motivational speaking. DiANNA infuses these experiences into her movement mastery. She founded The Red Ball Movement to empower her audiences to live out their authentic self.
Pop up playshops
DiANNA also teaches creative expression workshops for children and youth including movement storytelling, object manipulation and creative leadership. Students learn through invigorating games that stretch their body coordination, stimulate imagination and encourage deeper self-awareness and solution mindsets. She can created customized workshops for festivals, schools and community groups resulting in a powerful presentation that focuses on self-identify, courage to express what matters and following your passions.
“Our students loved Dianna's performance! She is very talented and diverse with her work and showed great passion in her performance. The students are inspired by her words and creativity in her dance routines. Her choreography for each act is engaging and motivating. All of our staff thought it was amazing and would love to have her come back to our school. Dianna's philosophy of movement and passion for sharing this importance to our students is inspiring. Thank you Dianna and crew!”
—Katrina Wong, Florence Nightingale School
“Our students were engaged the entire time the [School of MOVES] were presenting. The students are still talking about it. Great show!”
—Kim Kaiser, Principal, Notre Dame Elementary, Bonnyville
Conferences, Corporate & University Events
As a TEDx speaker/energizer, emcee, expressive arts therapist and performing artist, DiANNA DAVID offers interactive movement storytelling shows, inspirational talks, workshops and custom team-building activities ideal for corporate, university and leadership events and conferences.