Dena’s film work includes Honey 3 and the forthcoming Dance Academy: The Comeback. Her main cast TV debut came with the hugely successful teen show Dance Academy for ABC TV. 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. She recently toured Australia with the band Rufus and the U.S. with Hayden James. She has released the singles Wait for You and Weaker.
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