Desiree Manning
Actor, Dancer, Singer
Non Union
“Desiree has amazing fire, style beyond belief, and an incredible technical ability that is truly exceptional in today’s industry! This dancer is the total package, and would be an asset to any professional project! And to top it off her positive work ethic makes her a joy to work with always!”
– Carolina Lancaster Castellino, Triple Threat Dance Convention

Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Desirée Manning began her training at the age of three. From the offset she displayed both strength and an incredible work ethic, which she has since carried into her professional career.

Growing up, Desirée studied Jazz, Modern, Cecchetti Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Tap. She has trained throughout Canada, London, Australia, and the United States. Desirée expanded her training to aerial and ground acrobatics at Surrey’s Circus Lab. She joined their intensive program and instantly fell in love with both the trapeze and tumbling.

At eighteen years old, Desirée was hired for her first contract with Disney Cruise Lines. She has now completed four contracts with Disney Cruise Lines, performing in Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin on both a dancer track and as the tumbling Magic Carpet. Desirée was also selected as bounty hunter Zam Wessel for Star Wars day at sea, and for the lead in Jesse Robb’s Special, An American in Paris, in which she played Lise Bouvier.

Most recently, Desirée worked with Oriental Land Company in Tokyo, Japan, where she performed as Ariel in the King Triton Concert, flying over 700 audience members in a 360 degree theatre. In addition to being Ariel, Desirée performed for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina—a Netflix original—and Disney Channel’s Descendants, directed by Kenny Ortega.

Desirée is also a Triple Threat Dance Convention tour assistant, working closely with the founders Kelly Konno, Dorie Lazaroff, and Carolina Lancaster. She has also worked with Tara Jean Popowich, Christina Woodard, Christie Lee Manning, and Joceyln Peden.

Despite Desirée’s extensive dance background, she is more than a dancer. She has performed in various disciplines such as trapeze in Jazz House Theatre’s Welcome to the Grand in London, U.K, as a silk artist with Blink Acro in the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra’s, and Singing Christmas Tree on Tissu. Desirée has blended acrobatics into dance, and dance into aerial work, creating her own unique style of performance.

Like a chef seeking new ingredients, Desirée is currently expanding her dance horizon by taking classes in various cities such as Vancouver, Toyko, London, and New York.