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Dena Kaplan Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Dena Kaplan Quick Info
Height 5 ft 2 in
Weight 56 kg
Date of Birth January 20, 1989
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Light Brown

Dena Kaplan is a South African actress, singer, dancer, and DJ who is known for having been cast as Abigail Armstrong in the teen drama television show Dance Academy, Minnesota Smith in the television drama series Tricky Business, and Sarah Brennen in the comedy-drama television series Camp. In addition to that, Dena Kaplan has also worked on a variety of other projects which include the likes of Flight of the ConchordsHoney 3: Dare to Dance, City HomicideScooter: Secret AgentIn Her SkinMrs BiggsThe Doctor Blake Mysteries, Della MortikaDance Academy: The Movie, and Long Story Short.

Born Name

Dena Amy Kaplan

Nick Name


Dena Kaplan as Abigail Armstrong in a scene from ABC series Dance Academy
Dena Kaplan as Abigail Armstrong in a scene from ABC series Dance Academy

Sun Sign


Born Place

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


South African


Dena Kaplan studied at the Mount Scopus Memorial College in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

To learn dance, she attended

  • Australian Ballet School
  • Jane Moore Academy of Ballet
  • City Dance Centre

After moving to New York City, Dena also went to the Ailey School and Broadway Dance Center.


Actress, Dancer, Model, DJ


  • SiblingsAriel Kaplan (Younger Sister) (Actress, Singer, Dancer), Gemma-Ashley Kaplan (Older Sister)


She has been managed by

  • Catherine Poulton Management, Talent Management Company, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
  • MGMT
  • Creative Artists Management
  • Primary Wave Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States


Theater Musicals






5 ft 2 in or 157 cm


56 kg or 123.5 pounds

Dena Kaplan during the KOOKAI Spring Summer 2016 Runway Show in Sydney Australia
Dena Kaplan during the KOOKAI Spring Summer 2016 Runway Show in Sydney, Australia

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Friendly demeanor


34-27-34 in or 86-68.5-86 cm

Dress Size

6 (US) or 38 (EU)

Bra Size


Dena Kaplan as seen on the streets of Australia in April 2017
Dena Kaplan as seen on the streets of Australia in April 2017

Shoe Size

6 (US) or 3.5 (UK) or 36.5 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

Dena did a print advertisement for Nike.

She is an ambassador for Soi Dog Foundation, an organization that looks after abused and stray dogs and The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation.



Best Known For

Portraying the role of Abigail Armstrong in the Australian television series Dance Academy.

As a Singer

She has appeared in the theater musicals such as Carousel, and The Lion King and has contributed as a vocalist in The Lion King.

First Film

Dena made her film debut with In Her Skin (2009) as a pregnant girl with a pram.

First TV Show

Dena made her television debut in the comedy sci-fi series Scooter: Secret Agent in 2005. She was a party girl in the Operation: Double Oh episode of the series.

Personal Trainer

Dena eats healthy and exercises. She got inspired by her grandmother who did Pilates and even cooked her own meals at the age of 80.

She has followed James Duigan’s clean and lean diet.

Dena Kaplan Favorite Things

  • Artists – David August, Piecey, Bob Moses, Justin Martin, Kaytranada
  • Brands – Backstage clothing, Shakuhachi, Adidas
  • Boutique – Capital L

Source – Lefair Magazine

Dena Kaplan has a great and fit body
Dena Kaplan in a modeling photoshoot

Dena Kaplan Facts

  1. At 7, Dena shifted to Australia along with her family.
  2. Her mother and maternal grandmother were ballet dancers while her father was a musician and her grandfather was an actor.
  3. In 2005, Dena Kaplan won the Australian Dance Idol.
  4. She made her on-stage acting debut in The Production Company’s Carousel musical. Dena portrayed the role of Louise in the show and her character was not required to sing.
  5. She trained in a six-week ballet boot camp before acting in the Dance Academy series along with her colleagues.
  6. Dena appeared in the Flow music video of Chris Sebastian in 2011 as a love interest.
  7. In 2013, she was seen as Sarah Brennen (a college student at Stanford and an elite swimmer) in the comedy-drama television series Camp. The show was canceled after a season.
  8. She brought to life the character of Nadine in the 2016 dance film Honey 3: Dare to Dance, the 3rd installment in the Honey film series. Dena Kaplan’s co-stars in the film were Cassie Ventura, Kenny Wormald, Sibo Mlambo, Bobby Lockwood, Clayton Evertson, and Terry Sauls.
  9. Along with Rafe Spall, Zahra Newman, Ronny Chieng, and Noni Hazlehurst, she co-starred as Becka in the 2021 romantic comedy film Long Story Short. The film is loosely based on the Indian movie Baar Baar Dekho (2016).

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