Dana was born and raised in Cincinnati and is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in Theatre and English Literature. Her parents are both originally from Tennessee, making her an honorary southerner! After college, Dana lived abroad in London and in 2006 moved to NYC where she's been working as an actress, singer, and voiceover artist ever since.
Dana is currently starring in the Off-Broadway production of Endangered! The Musical at The Davenport Theatre as Bamboo, the Superstar Panda. Starting January 2018, she'll be performing in the new Off-Broadway play One Nation, One Mission, One Promise at The Players Theatre. Recent roles include: Sarah in the musical, Zuccotti Park, directed by Luis Salgado (Broadway's On Your Feet!) for the 2016 NY International Fringe Festival and Spoon River at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn. Other roles include: Pope Joan/Nell in Top Girls and Bianca in Paula Vogel's Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief.
She has provided voice work for The Whitney Museum of Modern Art and has acted in several commercials, including a national ad for the company, Fathead, co-starring with NFL star Odell Beckham, Jr. Her film work includes principal roles in the award winning, By Any Means (Triventure Films; dir: Leighton Spence), as well as the shorts, Louie's Brother Peter (dir: Steven Carmona) and About a Donkey (dir: Christina Raia).
As a singer, Dana performs regularly in cabarets at various venues including: The Duplex (LaTiDo Productions), Broadway Comedy Club (On The Spot), and The West End Lounge (Once More With Feeling - a Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical parody). She will soon be making her Feinstein's/54 Below debut on December 20th, 2017!