Dana Gary

RTCblackandwhiteDana Gary is a musician and actress from Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, Dana served as a member of Nordstrom’s Youth Fashion Board, learning about various aspects of modern fashion retail. She was featured in the fashion section of her school news publication, The Voice, and was voted Classiest Dresser by her senior peers. Dana has cited music as her greatest fashion influence, teaching her to wear the vulnerability found in songwriting on her denim jacket sleeve. RTCHer rock duo, Less Than Three, won with a perfect score in the Rock the Chains Battle of the Bands in 2012 with an original song and a whole lot of heart. IMG_6005She was an officer of both her school and church choirs, and she is continuing her work as a choral accompanist in Lexington. This past summer, Dana and a select group of musicians and medical practitioners from her church community created Nashville Sings With Uganda, a music-based mission connecting members of her church youth choir with young adults from the African Children’s Choir. IMG_6303When in Uganda, the mass group collaborated with nearby villages to perform concerts every night and run vacation bible school programs with free medical care during the day.
The whole journey was filmed by a professional camera crew, and the documentary has an expected release sometime this year. A current student of Washington & Lee University, Dana is a member of W&L’s premiere co-ed acapella ensemble, General Admission, and the women’s chorus, Cantatraci. She enjoys playing piano, altering thrift store finds, and writing descriptive nonfiction. Dana holds a special interest in art history, European history, literature. IMG_6295Dana notes that she is extremely excited to combine her love for spotting trends in thrift stores with spotting trends in fashion and artwork throughout history.