Dana Manno

Dana Manno is a musical theatre performer, dancer, and teacher.

As a teenager she and her elder sister Marcia studied dance with the legendary Katherine Dunham. That led to the two sisters dancing at the Metropolitan Opera in “Aida” featuring Leontyne Price. Dana then toured with Eartha Kitt on the East Coast Guber/Gross Music Fair Circuit.

Since 2000, she has been the Artistic Director of PAKA, Passing Ancestral Knowledge Along Dance Theatre Company.  This is a performing arts company and artistic foundation preserving global cultures in Dance, Theatre, Music, Arts and Letters.

She has been a Professor of Theatre at Fashion Institute of Technology since 2004.

Dana earned her B.A. and M.A. at Adelphi University.  She studied African Dance at Legon University in Accra, Ghana.

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NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor The Balm Yard 1990-91 Season