Marlana Dunn is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growing up in a city with a great love for sports and three brothers in the house, she spent most of her childhood at the baseball fields- and the gymnastics gym as it was considered a sport to the boys. At sixteen, when she could work to pay for classes and drive herself to the studio, Marlana traded in her softball cleats for the ballet shoes she always wanted. Thus, started the countless hours at the studio!
Marlana holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre and a minor in Jazz dance from Point Park University. Upon graduation, she toured the world on board Holland America Cruise Line as their lead singer dancer.
She has worked at numerous regional theatres on the east coast; including Pittsburgh, Boston and NYC. Marlana called NYC home for 8 years. She moved to LA after touring with the broadway national tour of Jersey Boys for 2.5 years. Her career has since lead her to Las Vegas joining the cast of 50 Shades! The Parody at Bally’s!
For the last 11 years Marlana has taught dance and musical theatre at studios in Pittsburgh and NYC. She has taught master class all over the US and Canada. She loves sharing her passion for dance and theatre with younger generations. Seeing their hard work, dedication, creativity and enthusiasm is such a joy.
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Broadway National Tour: JERSEY BOYS