Ms. D’Anna a native of Brooklyn NY, received a full scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School, study under the direction Meredith Baylis, Jonathan Watts, Dorothy Lister, Francesca Corkle and Trinette Singleton.
Ms. D’Anna was a member of Jose Coronado & Dancers and Yung Tsuai & Dancers. Ms. D’Anna joined the Delta Festival Ballet 1986 and was shortly promoted to soloist. Among some of the ballets performed Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Peter and the Wolf and La Fille Mal Gardee. Ms. D’Anna completed a four-year teacher-training course recognized by the NASD. The course was given under the direction of Meredith Baylis and Dorothy Lister. Ms. D’Anna join the faculty of the Joffrey Ballet School in 1982 and has been teaching all levels of ballet from pre-ballet to professional.