Dina Shikhman was born in Odessa, Ukraine and moved to Canada when she was three years old. As a member of the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus, she performed with the Canadian Opera Company.
She attended the Claude Watson Arts program at Earl Haig Secondary School and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University with specialized Honours in Classical Voice Performance, and finished her final semester in Italy. She has sung in numerous venues across Toronto, such as the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto Center for the Arts, amongst others.
In 2016, Dina performed in New York in world renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center. Although trained classically, Dina has a strong performance background in various other genres including pop, jazz, R&B and more.