Dana began her acting career on the New York stage after attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts as well as The Boston Conservatory. She worked on the NY stage in such productions as the critically acclaimed Love Letters to Adolf Hilter at the Jewish Theatre of New York, Waiting in the WIngs at the Roundabout Theatre with Celeste Holm among others.
Dana played Sarah in the critically acclaimed film, The Surface by director Sean Carter, which won her a Best Actress Award at The NYU Film Awards. Sean Carter's second film, Replaced in which she starred went on to receive great praise at both the prestigious Hollywood Film Festival as well as The Malibu Film Festival. She recieved a Best Actress Award at the Dieciminuti Film Festival in Milan for her work in Marco Ferrari's Film, Moonscapes.
Dana and husband Christopher Knoblock's film, Near Miss, in which she starred, was an official selection of The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival and The Griffon International Film Festival.