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Smeraldina, the mouthy servant of Pantalone who savours liquor as much as she relishes striking a blow for women in a male-dominated world, is played with flirtatious audacity by the excellent Dana Fradkin."

-The Ottawa Citizen

Dana is an actor, comedian and street performer. TV and Film Credits include; Would You Kill For Me: The Mary Bailey Story (Lifetime), The Christmas Checklist Part 1 and Part 2 (CBC), The Supers, the Stoners and the Big Bad (Bell on Demand), The Price of Perfection (Neshama Productions)No Good Deed (Incendo Productions), Bajilionaires, Ubisoft, First Light, Fatal Vows, Reign, Unleashed, Haphead (web series), Cold Blood, The Devil Comes at Night, Crimes of Passion, Case of the Massey Bodice Ripping, Satisfaction, Scarlet and Little Phoenix and The Reign of Fists.


Theatre credits include: Sarah in The Birds and the Bees (Miracle Theatre), the title role in Candida (Classic Theatre Festival), Hogtown (The Campbell House), The Things We Do For Love and The Servant of Two Masters (Odyssey Theatre, Prix Rideau Award best actress), clown/acrobat in Die Walkure and La Boheme (Canadian Opera Company), Vanishing Currents (Caravan Tallship), Tony n' Tina's Wedding (the Second City Toronto), Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in the Square). Dana is a co-founder of Keystone Theatre and co-creator of their three successful shows; The Belle of Winnipeg (Dora Mavor Award), The Last Man on Earth and Gold Fever (NOW magazine top ten new plays).  

Street performing includes comedy acts with Swank theatre, The Privy People, Circus Orange and Awkward Airline Attendants. Festivals include: Edmonton Street Performing Festival, Glastonbury Music Festival, Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, Edmonton Folk Festival, Red Deer Street Festival, Waterloo Arts Festival, Port Credit Street Performing Festival, Toronto BuskerFest, Toronto Waterfront Festival, Welland Street Festival, Woodstock street festival and The Calgary Stampede.


Most recently, summer 2023, Dana returned to the stage to play the role of Irene in Affairs of State at the Arts Court in Ottawa with Classic Theatre Festival.



Pandemic Courtship

Outstanding Female Actress Rideau Prix Award, The Servant of Two Masters



*Kung Fu.                                *Mask

 *Motorcycle license             *Clown                                      

 *Flute                                      *Puppetry.                 

*Tumbling                                *Motion Capture

*Capoeira                                *Spinning fire

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