Daina Ashbee is an artist, performer and choreographer based in Montreal, known for her radical works at the edge of dance and performance. At the young age of 26, she had already won two awards for her choreographies. She was a double prizewinner at the Prix de la danse de Montréal, winning both the Prix du CALQ for Best Choreography of 2015-2016 for her choreographic installation When the ice melts, will we drink the water?and the Prix Découverte de la danse, presented by Agora de la danse and Tangente, for Unrelated (her first choreography). Also Daina was named by the prestigious German Tanz magazine as one of 30 promising artists for the year 2017 and named one of 25 to watch by the American publication,Dance Magazine in 2018. In 2019, she received the Bessie Award (New York Dance and Performance Award) for Outstanding “Breakout” Choreographer.