Biography of Dana Perkins

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Dana Perkins is a professional ventriloquist and magician who performs throughout New England providing family entertainment. When not on the road doing shows, he and his wife Shari operate Art Service, a business that includes commercial art and fine art, signs, truck lettering and window lettering, ships and lighthouses in bottles, and an online business of unique gifts and home decor items. For a more detailed description of their work, you can send for their Art Service brochure or visit their websites at: or

Dana was born in Portland, Maine, and grew up in eastern Massachusetts and southern Maine. He began learning magic tricks in grade 4, ventriloquism in grade 7, and did his very first show while in Junior High School. He's been performing ever since! That's more than 40 years, and still counting!

After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin in 1976, Dana bicycled from Maine to California where he and Shari got married. Dana has a work history that includes a wide range of commercial art, fine art, printing, advertising, 3D computer illustration, animation and website design. Dana and Shari currently live in Saco, Maine, and Dana has a studio located in Biddeford, just across the river. They have two sons: Benjamin, who works as a computer special effects artist for the Hollywood movie industry, and Shannon, who works for an industrial fabrication company in Colorado.

Dana and Shari are both active members in the church they have attended for more than 30 years, Seacoast Chapel in Saco.

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