Dana’s career began at the age of 9, when she played Gypsy Rose Lee as a child in the musical Gypsy at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne. Dana then went on to train at the Victorian College of Arts and, before travelling overseas, danced with the Victorian State Opera and the Australian Contemporary Dance Company. She then moved to London, where she spent 10 years dancing and choreographing in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Japan. Her credits include Wayne Sleeps Hollywood and Broadway UK Tour, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance UK and Europe tour, Royal Variety Performance, British Music Awards, National Music Express Awards London, Shall We Dance tour, Winter Olympics Norway, various fashion and hair shows in the UK and Japan, TV, film, video clips and World Pop Tours. She has worked with such artists as Ray Charles, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, East 17, Cliff Richards, The Kinks, Prince, Ewan Mc Greggor, Alexei Sayle, Ronnie Corbett, Hale and Pace, Michael Ball and Michael Crawford to name a few. Dana was also Co-Choreographer for The Miss World Competition in Europe.
Dana returned to Australia as Resident Choreographer on Susan Stromans Showboat for which she received a Green Room Award Nomination. She also developed her own entertainment company Voltage International Productions. Various projects back in Australia have included choreography for several Australian Pop Artists, The Diva Awards with Bob Downe and corporate jobs for companies such as Crown Casino, Australia Post, The Liberal Party, Alanna Madeleine Foundation and Austral Bricks to name a few. Dana went on to be Resident Choreographer for the Australian production of We Will Rock You and The Producers as well as choreographing a cast of 2,000 dancers and puppeteers in Citrawarna Colours of Malaysia Festival celebrating 50 years of Independence.
Dana’s choreography extends to a number of television commercials for the channel 9 network including The Footy Show and Bert’s Family Feud, as well as being the choreographer and movement consultant to Melbourne City Councils Moomba Parade and Water Festival for 3 years. She has choreographed 2 productions for The Victorian Opera and the cabaret show Everybody Loves Rhonda for the opening of The Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Dana’s Musical Theatre credits also include the workshop of a new Australian musical Strange Bedfellows, with Roger Hodgman. John Foreman and Kellie Dickenson, Respect the musical staring Rhonda Burchmore and Lucy Durack and 8 productions for The Production Company, including Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Me, Follies, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Grey Gardens and Showboat. Most recently Dana had the privilege of choreographing the Australian Musical premiere of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as well as being invited to choreograph the Sydney premiere of the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.