Dena’s film work includes Honey 3 and 2017’s Dance Academy: The Movie. Her main cast TV debut came with ABC’s hugely successful teen show Dance Academy.
Other TV screen credits include NBC US series Camp, Tricky Business, the miniseries Mrs Biggs, Soul Mates II, Scooter: Secret Agent, City Homicide, The Dr Blake Mysteries and a lead guest in Flight of the Conchords for HBO.
Dena comes from a long line of performers and is one of three sisters all working professionally in the entertainment industry. At only 16 years of age, she joined the adult ensemble of The Lion King for their Melbourne, Sydney and Shanghai seasons, working alongside younger sister Ariel. Other stage credits include Don Quixote (Australian Ballet) and Louise in Carousel (The Production Company).
Dena has studied at the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York and was an associate of the Australian Ballet School. She is an acclaimed singer and popular DJ, performing regularly at festivals internationally. She recently toured Australia with the band Rufus and the U.S. with Hayden James. She has released the singles JOL, Wait for You, Weaker and Your Eyes.