Handpicked in a nationwide search to study with 8 other girls, Luana graduated at Australia’s Prestigious WAAPA academy (Hollywood Reporter’s TOP 25 Acting Colleges in the World) with several lead roles; most notably Sarah in Australia’s premier of the Tony Award winning Ragtime. Luana took on Sydney stages as the lead singer of the 30 piece Horns Plus Big (Swing) Band playing annually at Sydney’s famous Royal Easter Show stadium. Her other credits include Baz Lurhmann’s AD Blake Ternacz in Damaged Case, NIDA’s Short + Sweet Festival Sandstone, Guinevere; Tales of King Arthur (WAAPA), Sarah Company (WAAPA), Jenny Diver Threepenny Opera (ACTT). She has since relocated to San Diego, CA (March 2015) wasting no time getting to the stage playing Titania in Aimee Greenberg’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Fruitless Moon Festival Balboa) followed directly by Woman in the red dress in Scott Feldsher’s Heaven On Earth (Sledgehammer Theatre; ass. La Jolla Playhouse).