Daniel Rajna

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Daniel Rajna
Les Sylphides: Photo by Pat Bromilow Downing
Born 1968
London, England
Occupation Ballet dancer
Spouse(s) Leanne Voysey
Children Finn (2007-)
Parent(s) Thomas Rajna and Ann Campion

Daniel Rajna born 1968, London, England, is a South African ballet dancer. After gaining a BSc in applied mathematics at UCT,[1] he trained at the UCT Ballet school, Cape Town. He joined the former CAPAB Ballet in 1990, before leaving in 1997 to join PACT Ballet in Pretoria. He returned to Cape Town in 1999 and was a principal dancer at the Cape Town City Ballet. He is known for his interpretation of dramatic ballets and his partnership with friend, Tracy Li. He and his wife Leanne Voysey, a former principal dancer with Cape Town City Ballet, have a son Finn (born 18 July 2007).[2] He is the son of composer Thomas Rajna. He has performed as a guest artist in Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, The United States, South Africa and Taiwan. They were also both invited to the 2004 International Ballet Festival of Miami.[3] He retired in August 2007 after several performances of Camille.


  • FNB Vita Award 1999[4]
  • Balletomanes Award for best male dancer, 1996,[5] 2000, 2002 and 2006[6]
  • Daphne Levy Award for his partnership with Tracy Li, 2001[7]

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  1. ^ Brommert, Beverley. "A shove from Mum put Rajna on the stage ", Cape Argus, Cape Town, 10 December 2004
  2. ^ "Voysey/Rajna", Cape Times, Cape Town, 19 July 2007
  3. ^ "Claremont family on international arts scene", The Tatler, Cape Town, 16 September 2004
  4. ^ De Vries, Willem. "Sprong na wedergeboorte", Die Burger, Cape Town, 7 August 2007
  5. ^ "Awards to Linda Daniel ", Cape Argus, Cape Town, 6 December 1996
  6. ^ De Vries, Willem. "Sprong na wedergeboorte", Die Burger, Cape Town, 7 August 2007
  7. ^ "SA dancers honoured", Cape Argus, Cape Town, 21 August 2001
  8. ^ Bell, Suzy. "On top of the world with city ballet", Cape Times, Cape Town, 8 June 2004
  9. ^ Klinger, Christien. "Geliefde paar terug in vurige liefdesballet", Die Burger, Cape Town, 23 March 2015

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