Los Gatos Patch Whiz Kid of the Week—Dana Cullinane

This accomplished singer and actor stars in the leading role of Legally Blonde The Musical with Sunnyvale Community Players. The show runs through Oct. 7.

Dana Cullinane, age 16

School: senior at Los Gatos High School


  • Has performed in more than 25 local theatre and musical theatre productions
  • Finalist in the South Bay Teen Idol Competition, third place, March 2012
  • Finalist in the Saratoga Idol Competition, second place, May 2012
  • Previously a member of the renowned LGHS Jazz Purr
  • Weekly anchor on the "News at Noon" at KCAT TV-15
  • Assistant director of Christmas musicals at Los Gatos United Methodist Church
  • First-degree black belt in tae kwon do

Key to Awesomeness:

Dana believes in being true to oneself and she's a devoted and loyal friend who cares deeply for her family and the community of Los Gatos, according to proud mom Nan Cullinane.

This whiz kid believes in serving her community and has donated numerous hours to fundraising projects, local service organizations and to her church, mom said.

Her true passion is musical theatre which she plans to pursue in college and hopefully as a career, mom added.

"The key to awesomeness is in discovering what brings you happiness in life," said Dana, who's happiest when she is on stage performing for others. 

Most recently, she was given the opportunity to take over the lead role in the Sunnyvale Community Players production of Legally Blonde The Musical, running through Oct. 7.

Her feelings about the show: "This is the hardest thing I have ever done and yet I think it's the happiest I've ever been."

For details about the show, or how to purchase tickets, please click here.

Lu Ann Flechsig September 19, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Dana is an amazing actress and singer. Congratulations on all your accomplishments Dana!
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz September 19, 2012 at 08:30 PM
High Kudos to you Dana! Keep Up The Good Work!
maureen moore September 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I am blessed to know Dana personally. I always knew she is an amazing accomplished young lady. I look forward to watching her rise to success!!
Maryon Hicks September 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Maryon Hicks, Grama I am always thrilled and proud to see Dana as she totally becomes emerged in the character she is portraying.


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