Dana McMillan is a theatremaker whose research-based and cross-disciplinary practice encompasses solo and collaborative performance.

Dana's work uses devised processes to combine original poetic text with physical performance and examine how the queer feminine gaze operates in theatrical spaces.

After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Theatre Practice, Dana sought further formal training on intersections between physical performance, devised theatre, performance theory and immersive performance to continue her academic research.

An Emerging Artist Grant supported Dana to undertake a Master of Arts in Advanced Theatre Practice at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, an industry-leading institution for teaching, learning and research in theatre practice. 

Both personally and professionally, my confidence and voice as an artist has grown. My solo practice and research have become more defined, and I have developed my critical performance skills, incorporating dramaturgy into my practice. Studying during a pandemic has been difficult, especially in a course that features collaborative performance-making. However, it has also made me more resilient and able to think in a cross-disciplinary way.
Dana McMillan

Through her studies, Dana gained a professional network of collaborators and ultimately established ClusterFlux, an experimental performance collective that is scheduled to tour internationally in 2022. Dana plans to transfer her qualification from a Master of Arts to a Master of Fine Art, completing an additional year of study and expanding her opportunities to present work and form industry connections in the United Kingdom.