Dana was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She`d been doing many different sports, including figure skating for a long period. She graduated Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism with an Education degree in Physical Culture and Sport, specialized in swimming. During her studies at the university, she was fortunate enough to be picked, twice, for the summer exchange program in the USA. The trips abroad awakened Dana`s interest in languages, especially in English. 
In the next year after graduating university, Dana became a part of Kazakhstan International School where she`s working as teaching assistant in Grade 3 for the 2 time and has been enjoyed it!
Currently, Dana is getting her Master`s degree in Linguistics at Kazakh Abylai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages and learning a new language for her – German.