As a studied musician of several decades, Dena's versatility has afforded her opportunities to play in a variety of settings - from arenas to rock clubs and Broadway theaters to recording studios. She has been highlighted in several drum publications, including the September 2018 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine.
Dena has held the drum chair for the following Broadway and Off-Broadway productions:
Little Shop of Horrors; Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls; Head Over Heels; Cher Show (sub drummer); Magic Mike the Musical, Broadway Lab; & Galileo, Reading.
She has performed live with the following artists:
Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Uggams, Alice Ripley, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Rob Thomas, Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic, Talking Heads), The Go-Go's, Allman Brothers Band, Antigone Rising, Chris Daughtry, Roseanne Cash, Indigo Girls, Shannon McNally, Williams Honor, Michelle Malone, & Anita Cochran.
She has worked in the studio with the following industry professionals:
Antigone Rising, Robert Randolph, Lisa Loeb, Leland Sklar, Rob Thomas, Michael Barbiero, Neil Dorfsman, Oliver Leiber, Marc DeSisto, Stephen Greenwell, Greg Collins, & David Bendeth.
Additionally, Dena has shared bills with the following artists:
Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Allman Brothers Band, Rob Thomas, Joan Jett, The Bangles, Cheap Trick, B-52s, Michael McDonald, Blue Oyster Cult, Lucinda Williams, Matt Nathanson, Tonic, Arlo Guthrie, The Mavericks, Stephen Kellogg, & O.A.R.
Dena's TV appearances include:
Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, VH1's Listen Up, A&E's Breakfast With the Arts and Emeril Live, as well as many regional segments.