Born in Toronto, Dana moved to Calgary where her dance training began at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts. When she moved to Vancouver her dance training moved to the global stage with Visions Dance Company. One of the highlights was dancing in Beijing at the United Nations Women’s Conference.
For over 20 years Dana has been a dance teacher and choreographer in the Lower Mainland. Her innovative choreography has received numerous awards and industry recognition. Dana is thrilled to be back in the Lion’s Den this year! As the Felions Dance Team Choreographer from 2017 – 2021, Dana brought an energy to the team that was electric and inspiring. She traveled to three Grey Cups with the Felions and is proud of the work she did for the BC Lions Football Club. With a diverse background in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and stage, Dana’s passion for dance is evident in her work and the energy she brings to her classes is contagious. Dana currently teaches competitive and adult dance programs at Spiral Dance Co in White Rock.
Some of Dana’s performing credits include the NBA Vancouver Grizzlies Dance Team, Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies with Sarah McLachlan, So You Think You Can Dance Canada Finalist, PNE (PRP Productions), Gemini Awards, and Center Stage 2. In 2020, Dana completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training and has most recently created her own fitness class called Bodyful Movement. When she’s not dancing, Dana is a loving wife and a proud mother of two beautiful children.