Dara Orland – performer, dancer, signer and chorographer began her dancing career at The Dance Academy (TDA) when she was four (4) years old. Dara spent her early career at TDA dancing four days a week learning technique in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, point and contemporary. She spent 14 years at TDA taking classes and being part of the dance team. “I loved the classes at TDA because I became the dancer I am today, but I think more importantly, I loved (and continue to love) that TDA was a family, where everyone mattered and where you could feel supported by one another, no matter what level you were,” said Dara
After graduating High School, Dara went onto New York University (NYU) and studied musical theatre. There she took dance classes three days a week, along with singing and acting classes. At NYU, she was one of the more accomplished dancers. “I truly have TDA to thank for what I learned while I was growing up from dance classes to competitions, it has absolutely continued to help me along in my career. I am always thinking back to my roots as a dancer, because when it comes down to it, that foundation is everything,” said Dara.
Today, Dara is an Actor based out of New York City and represented by Gregg Baker Management. But the learning has not stopped, she is constantly auditioning and taking classes to improve her craft and self in her field. She has performed all around the US and has choreographed in the US and internationally. [Read more…]