Dana grew up in the deep Northwest Connecticut woodlands with 2 hippie art loving parents. She grew up in an extremely musical household, so it was inevitable that her life would center around music too. Her love for acting began when she would act out ALL of her comic books from her massive comic book collection (specifically the issues of X-Men from the 80's.) The first time she ever performed was when she was 5 as an Angel in The Nutcracker with the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory (a group she stayed with for many years to come.) After her first show her dad asked her what her favorite part of dance was and she ever so eloquently responded "THE SHOWS!" And the rest is history.
Since that first ballet show Dana has performed off-Broadway, has performed in several well known regional and broadway touring theatres, sung with the nationally acclaimed choir Chorus Angelicus for 12 years and can be heard on several of their albums, and worked on movies with artists such as Jennifer Connolly and Anthony Mackie. She has been the recipient of many awards including "Best Actress" from the Light and Movement Film Festival, and "Best Actress" from the National Youth Art's Awards.
Dana recently graduated from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Musical Theatre. At BoCo Dana was able to meticulously craft her art, and delve deeper into her other interests. Among these interests, she found her love for landscape photography and uses it as a means to bring awareness to Climate Change and Indegenous People's Rights. She discovered her interest in voice over work and wrote, edited, and recorded 2 demos. She directed the musical, Parade, at the Boston Conservatory in the Fall of her Senior Year (a goal she's had since she was 14.) She also took part in many musicals and plays, and especially loved getting to work on new works pieces, devised pieces, and pieces bringing awareness to Women's Rights and LGBTQ+ Rights.
What's Dana Up To Now?
-She recently closed the play Her Naked Skin with the Boston Conservatory's Mainstage season. Her Naked Skin was a piece that took place in the early English Suffragist movement, where she played the lead character Celia Cain. "Lady Celia Cain...feels trapped by both the policies of the day and the shackles of a frustrating marriage. Inside [of Holloway Prison] she meets a young seamstress, Eve Douglas, and her life spirals into an erotic but dangerous chaos."
-She is currently quarantining and spending a lot of time either baking, drinking wine, reading, taking online science classes, sending her friends too many memes, or binging Tiger King. Or doing a combo of all the above.
-She recently graduated (virtually, thanks to COVID19) from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and receive her BFA in Musical Theatre on May 9th, 2020!
-THE SHOW MUST GO ON! She will be showcasing in New York City on September 14th at Five Angels Theater. More info to come!