Daylia St. Jules
I can be described as a creative soul who has a passion for the arts. I take pleasure in acting, singing and dancing where I am able to express myself in various ways. I am from a musically inclined family however; I have always loved to dance. In 2011, I started dancing from grade one at the tender age of five at the Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School with the Children of Destiny Dance Ministries. During this period, I participated in a music video to the song ‘Step Up, Live Up’ by Angelle. Moreover, I took part in annual dance recitals, gospel shows, Christmas concerts, Easter Bonnet Parades and tea party showcases at the school.
In 2013 I joined the kids dance class at the Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy. My first performance was in 2014 at the National Art Reach Festival where I performed three times; twice in the gospel category and once in contemporary hip-hop. I have participated in annual dance recitals and examinations, hotel performances in the likes of masquerade, Halloween festivities and New Year’s celebrations. Additionally, cultural events such as independence celebrations, Soleil St. Lucia Summer Festival, Festival of Lights and Christmas festivities. I participated in a dance cover video with Shartoya ‘SHR’ Jn Baptiste, the Biannual National Dance Festival in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2018, St. Lucia Story Production and the Independence Gospel Festival in 2019 respectively.
I took part in kiddies carnival with the band XS Energy and Rituals Kiddies Carnival Band where I was assisting at the mas camp and modelling costumes. In 2015 I joined the Just us Kids Junior Carnival band with their portrayal ‘Commercial Break’, where I lead the section Pinehill and carried a costume which won the first place prize in the category Individual of the Year. I carried individual costumes consecutively for the next three years and placed 1st runner up in the year 2018 with the portrayal of ‘J’ouvert’.
I am a fourth form student at the Entrepot Secondary School where I participated in clubs such as the RBC Young Leaders, Peer Helpers, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme and the schools dance group. I am the reigning Miss Entrepot Secondary School Independence 2020 where I won in the categories of Best Interview, Best Ambassadorial Speech and Best Talent. In the future, I will be doing anything that allows me to express myself artistically. My favorite quote is ‘Be your own inspiration’ because it allows me to see my failures as lessons to build on myself holistically.