Darin Kyle was born and raised in Ottawa Ontario. He is a Canadian grown talent that has been heavily involved in the dance industry since the age of 12, accumulating training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop...
Darin has also achieved a Bachelors Degree with honours in Classical Civilization at Carleton University. Darin has twice represented Canada at the World Tap Dance Championships held annually in Germany. In 2001, Darin placed 1st both as a member of the Team Formation, and as the only man in Canada, ever to don the mantle of World Solo Tap Dance Champion.
Langues parlées: Anglais
Lieu de naissance: Ottawa, ON
Ville de résidence: Ottawa, ON
Sport: Tap Dance
Plat favori: BLT
Couleur preferée: Orange
Quelle est votre plus grande réussite en tant qu'athlète?
FIRST AND ONLY MAN IN CANADIAN HISTORY TO BECOME WORLD TAP DANCE CHAMPION
Quelle est votre plus grande réussite au-delà des sports?
GRADUATING FROM UNIVERSITY
Quelle est votre citation preferée?
THERE'S A LESSON TO BE LEARNED FROM EVERYONE AND EVERY THING... DON'T MISS THE LESSON!
Qui était votre inspiration quand vous étiez jeune?
SAMMY DAVIS JR. WATCHING HIM INSPIRED ME TO START AND KEEP TAPPING.
Biographie Française: Télécharger le PDF
We recently had our first ever ESTEEM Team athlete (Darin Kyle) present at our school, and it will not be our last. The students loved him, and a true testament to his effectiveness was the fact that well after Darin had left I noticed the children searching for his info and the Esteem Team while in their computer labs.
James Horan, Principal, Prince Charles School, Napanee ON
Wow!! On a bright sunny morning in May, students at Charles Hulse Public School were treated to an inspirational and motivational presentation from world tap dance champion....DARIN KYLE. With the bass sounds of today?s music playing, Darin tapped his way from behind the curtains and into the minds of today?s youth. With energy to burn, bouncing hand springs and feet so fast you could hardly see them, Darin brought the audience alive!! When the dancing ended the message began. A message that was given at the appropriate level of understanding for Junior age students. Real life examples were given that students could personally relate to. Darin has an uncanny ability to get the students excited and involved, but also to model the respect and warmth from him, that is expected in them. When it was time to listen, they listened. When he asked for audience participation that is what he got! Don't forget to ask Darin for one final dance!! You won't be disappointed. It was one of the highlights of our school year. The Esteem Team supports all that schools are trying to do in the area of "character building", and setting SMART goals. Give them a try. You won't be disappointed.
Harvey M. Scott, Principal, Charles H. Hulse Public School, Ottawa, ON
Our school, Convent Glen Catholic, was very fortunate to have Darin Kyle, an amazing member of the Esteem Team, come to present at our school!
Darin?s world championship tap dancing style kept the students excited and engaged. He motivated them with his story of perseverance and hard work. Students had an opportunity to share in his love of dance by participating in grade appropriate dances taught during the day.
This is our second time having Darin to our school and our students and staff alike have enjoyed and benefitted from both presentations. I would highly recommend having him present at your school!
D'Arcine Thompson, principal, Convent Glen Catholic Elementary, Ottawa ON
Dear Motivate Canada & ESTEEM Team:
Thank you for the a fabulous presentation and providing the subsidy funding opportunity without which schools like ours have to decline based on cost. The booking was easy and Darin Kyle put on a SUPER SHOW with a SUPER MESSAGE.
Shaz Tyndale, ecole publique reine Elizabeth, professeure (Annee 7/8) - Ottawa, ON