Dana is a graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland where she was the recipient of the Tommy Sexton Memorial Scholarship. She began her career working with premier Newfoundland Theatre Companies such as The Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Jack 5-Oh!, c2 and The Resource Centre for The Arts.
Credits include Hudson & Rex, Baroness Von Sketch, The Handmaid’s Tale, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle & BJ Fletcher: Private Eye (Television); Olga in Three Sisters (Wolf Manor), Chasse Galerie (Dora Winner, Best Independent Ensemble) & originating roles in The Ravine, Parents Night & The Bigger Issue, all by George F. Walker (Theatre); The Diddlin’ Bibbles Live in Concert (2017 Toronto Fringe Patrons Pick, 2018 Toronto Sketchfest), Assistant Directing Birthday Balloon (Next Stage) and recently directed her first Short Sketch Film under the ACTRA Co-Op Agreement. (Directing).
A Graduate of The Second City Sketch & Longform Improv Conservatories, she improvises with a bunch of funny people around town (Grim Diesel, Abra Cadaver, Foxtrap!) and was a nominee for the Tim Sims Encouragement Award for 2018.
Dana is the co- creator/ writer/ performer/ producer of Band Ladies, an 8 web-isode dark comedy about a Book Club that becomes a Punk Band. She and her collaborators Kate Fenton & Molly Flood have applied for The Independent Production Fund and formed Moon Astronaut Studios in 2019.