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Dakota’s acting career began in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. She spent years of her life a closeted thespian, but came out in junior high, much to her naturally-athletic family’s disbelief. Dakota’s big break was being the first aboriginal student accepted into Globe Theatre’s 2012 Conservatory Program. She has since performed with Globe Theatre (Charlotte Lucas; Pride and Prejudice, Conrad-Roy; Conrad-Roy: A Love Story), Western Canada Theatre (Deirdre Monoghan; Dreary & Izzy), Quest Theatre (Paasa; Beneath the Ice), Gateway Theatre (Deirdre Monoghan; Dreary & Izzy), Embrace Theatre (Kiera; Saskatchewan Outdoors) and as part of workshops (Deserters; Word on the Street Festival, Aluasa’sit; Weesageechak: Begins to Dance Festival, Jack the Ripper; Weesageechak: Begins to Dance Festival, Aboriginal Playwright’s Circle; Spring Festival of New Plays). She has also been contracted as an Artist in Residence, Circle of Voices Program Asst. Coordinator, a Drama Camp Facilitator, and an Apprentice Artistic Director, and has recently branched out into sketch comedy (The Troupe), joined an improv comedy group (The No-Nos), and stand-up comedy.  You can see Dakota next as part of Vancouver’s Talking Stick Festival in a production called Salt Baby.