Dana can be heard performing in both her home state of Missouri and in Illinois. She is currently Principal Clarinet with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and performs with Winter Opera St. Louis. Dana is a former member of The Equinox Chamber players and the Cedar Rapids Symphony. She performs with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a regular substitute musician. She has a Bachelor's of Music from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Master of Music from The Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with David Krakauer. Additionally she teaches at the Community Music School of Webster University and is the Festival Director for the Gesher Music Festival, as well as serving as the Executive Director for Chamber Project St. Louis. She lives in South St. Louis with her husband, son and dog.