I’m Dana. I dance, I act, I teach, and I love all three tremendously. You might have seen me getting down with Justin Timberlake, or in the famous opening scene of La La Land. I also act on TV and in commercials commercials (Big Bang Theory, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Target, Amazon Prime, Verizon, Microsoft). I love using humor and dance to make people happy and I have a knack for teaching. Take my class on NYCDA or get to know me by reading more below.
Dana’s recent feature in Dance Magazine declares her “Anything But A Backup Dancer”. She is a vivacious performer, teacher, choreographer, and even got GoPro’s attention for her 365 consecutive daily videos on Instagram (@danadaners). Since her second world tour with Justin Timberlake, she recently hit the stage with him again for the 89th Academy Awards. After she peeled herself away from her dance partners Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington, she has kept busy with more work in commercials, music videos, TV, and movies (La La Land, Big Bang Theory, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Target, Amazon Prime, Verizon, SNL, Ellen, Dancing With the Stars, and many more). She has contributed choreography for Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar, Vance Joy, and you can spot her doing her thing along side U2, Justin Bieber, Hozier, Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys, and as a guest choreographer for SYTYCD season 7. Dana is also one third of the wildly original and imaginative group “TheSeaweed Sisters” and also established a relationship with 360 camera company Ricoh as an influencer. Dana is constantly experimenting with new technologies and techniques (like 360degree video, VR and drones) and she draws inspiration from every corner of the dance world, from street styles to social dances, and Mime to Burlesque. Dana is refined, bizarre, and hilarious.