Daelik has a performance history of over 20 years. He began acting in Toronto in the mid-1980s, creating and performing in original Grotowski-inspired physical theatre productions. In 1990 he moved to Vancouver where he spent 3 years exploring Contact Improvisation before pursuing training in dance technique. He was a company member of EDAM (Canada’s pre-eminent Contact-based Contemporary dance company) for 6 years and has worked in Canada with, among others, Kinesis Dance, DanStaBat, Co. Erasga, Benoit Lachambre, and Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers in the works of: Julia Sasso, Serge Bennethan, and Roger Sinha. In Europe he has worked with Welsh dance theatre company Earthfall (Cardiff), Angela Guierrero (Hamburg), Tanzcompagnie Rubato (Berlin) and Be van Vark (Berlin). In 2002 he formed his own company MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society, welcoming long-time collaborator Delia Brett as co-Artistic Director in 2005.
Daelik is a teacher of Contact Improvisation, drawing on over 20 years of experience practicing the form. He has taught across Canada, in the United States, Wales, Greece, France and Germany.
In 2012 Daelik was the recipient of the Dance Victoria Crystal Dance Award.