Daina Leitold


Daina Leitold is an actor, director, designer, drama educator and clown.

Her film and television credits include Sunnyside, The Pinkertons, The Exorcism of Molly Hartley, We Were Children, The Don Cherry Story, Falcon Beach, and Winnipeg cult classic East of Euclid.  She was nominated for Best Actor in a Short (Dirt On Me) and Best Actress in a Theatrical Release (The Exorcism of Molly Hartley) at the 2016 ACTRA Manitoba Awards. 

She is an artistic company member of Theatre by the River, and a founding member of The Talentless Lumps.  She has performed with Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Shakespeare in the Ruins, Sarasvati Transformative, The Winnipeg International Children’s Festival and Theatre Calgary, as well as countless Fringe and other independent productions. 

This season, Daina can be seen performing in Tender Napalm, a co-production between Theatre by the River and Theatre Incarnate.  Her costume designs will be showcased in One Trunk Theatre’s Stage Frights : Mabel’s Curtain Call, a haunted house event created for The Burton Cummings Theatre, and her set and prop designs will tour to schools across Canada with Green Kids’ Wild Wild Wilderness.

Daina is also Executive Director of Green Kids Inc., creating eco-savvy theatre for young audiences across Canada.