Darya Vintilova came into the world in Kiev, Ukraine. Her journey into the realm of acrobatics and circus arts began at the tender age of three. Both of Darya's parents were remarkably gifted and accomplished acrobats, garnering awards for their craft. They wasted no time in introducing Darya to the world of sports acrobatics and the circus.
By the time she reached seven years old, Darya had stepped into the spotlight as a professional circus artist for the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil. In their production "Saltimbanco," directed by Franco Dragone, she assumed a central role as part of a hand-to-hand trio act alongside her parents. At just twelve years old, Cirque du Soleil extended an invitation for Darya to create her own swinging trapeze act.
After a rigorous 14-month training under the guidance of trapeze expert Victor Fomine at the International Cirque Du Soleil Headquarters, Darya was ready to take her captivating trapeze act on the road once again.
Darya's prowess led her to compete at the esteemed 27th Cirque de Demain Festival in Paris, France. At the remarkable age of sixteen, she secured the gold medal at the festival. Her journey with Cirque du Soleil continued with the touring show "KOOZA," directed by David Shiner in 2007. Here, she innovated a groundbreaking winch trapeze act that left audiences astounded.
In 2011, Darya bid farewell to Cirque du Soleil to craft her own breathtaking trapeze performance. Her exceptional act took her to the 15th International Circus Festival City of Latina in Italy in 2013, where she earned a silver medal and a recognition for artistic and technical integration quality. Subsequently, she became a part of the well-regarded Canadian contemporary circus company, The 7 Fingers, performing in the off-Broadway show "Queen of the Night" at the Paramount Hotel in New York City.
Her accomplishments continued to flourish. Darya clinched a bronze medal for her trapeze act at the 9th International Circus Festival of Izhevsk, Russia, followed by a first-place victory at the U.S. Aerial Championship with her unique aerial hoop act.
In 2017, she took the stage in "The One Grand Show," donning costumes crafted by renowned fashion designer Jean-Paul Gautier. This show unfolded at the grand Friedrichstadt Palast in Berlin, Germany. The year 2018 witnessed her trapeze act gracing a V.I.P. GALA for Huawei Technologies, where she performed before the King of Spain.
Darya's expertise led to an invitation from the Cirque de Demain Festival in 2019, where she joined the festival's "Jury Board." Beyond her circus accomplishments, Darya is a certified yoga teacher, having graduated from the International Sivananda Yoga Organization in Uttara Kashi, Himalayas, India.
With 25 years in her illustrious career as a professional Cirque artist, Darya currently resides in the Caribbean. There, she presents her rejuvenated winch trapeze act at the Cirque du Soleil resident dinner show titled "JOYÀ," a performance that also caught the spotlight on the German TV show "Der Bachelor." In her leisure moments, Darya wears the hat of a professional event planner, crafting remarkable experiences for entities like the Hyatt Hotel and Cirque du Soleil. And during her free time, she indulges her love for the ocean and trains as a striving professional free diver.