Born in Alliston, Ontario Canada to a German born mother and South African Father. She attended a Catholic elementary school where she performed in school plays and sang in the local church choir. She attended the local public high school, Banting Memorial, where she studied theatre and improvisation. After graduating high school she went on to study acting at Humber College before she started her film and television career. She continually studies the Meisner Technique and improvisation as a foundation for her work. Dayle also has a singing/song writing career under the name ‘Hierophant’.